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LAS in the News 11.04.22

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week:

LAS: Incarcerated New Yorkers must have access to early voting

AMNY: Legal Aid Society rallies for voter rights for incarcerated people in jails
Politics NY: Legal Aid Society rallies for voter rights for incarcerated people in jails
NYDN: How the Board of Elections is suppressing the Black vote

LAS, Red Hook Initiative launch Know Your Rights ambassador trainings

Brooklyn Paper: ‘As prepared as possible’: Red Hook Initiative teens navigate rights
Patch: ‘Know Your Rights’ Program Seeks To Empower Youth Against Misconduct
BK Reader: First Ever ‘Know Your Rights’ Training Series Educates Red Hook Teens

More LAS in the news

News 12: Legal Aid Society files lawsuit to stop illegal apartment conversions in NYC
Harvard Civil Rights: Taking Liberties Episode 18: Hate Crime Prosecution & Anti-Asian Crimes
Gothamist: Monitor finds Rikers jails are as dysfunctional as ever, but gives leaders a thumbs up
Bloomberg News: Rikers Monitor Says Conditions Have Worsened, But Praises NYC
NYLJ: Ahead of the Curve: Exploring Law School Clinics
BK Reader: Historic Black Women’s Society Fights for Tax Exemption to Maintain its Headquarters
News12: Bed-Stuy nonprofit fights to save community safe haven
Gothamist: MTA Says Arrest, Summons are Surging with More Police on NYC Subways
City & State: Asylum-seekers face legal challenges and backlogs in New York City
ABC News: Public service workers navigate complex student loan forgiveness process
Bronx Net: Know Your Rights on Police Encounters
The City: Adams Moves Ahead On Plan to Fill Legal Vacancies With Pro Bono Lawyers
The Intercept: BLIND SPOTS – Sexual Assault Allegation Exposes Self-Policing Prison System
The City: City Jails Move to Digitize Mail, Which Led Other Lockups Into Legal Fights