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 communitiess 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 welcomes mediation on Right to Shelter protections
Gothamist: Migrant face schooling uncertainty as NYC gives families 60 days to exit shelter Queens Daily Eagle: Legal Aid bashes Floyd Bennett Field migrant shelter plan Gothamist: Mayor Adams is moving migrants out of NYC shelters, but where are they landing?
LAS decries City policy forcing children to sleep in classrooms
Gothamist: LAS condemns NYC jail system for unsanitary living conditions outlined in report NY1: Some children in city juvenile detention centers sleeping in classrooms Gothamist: Teens in NYC detention centers are sleeping on the ground due to overcrowding
More LAS in the news
NYDN: Rikers Island jails infested with roaches, mice and other vermin, inspector report finds Capitol Pressroom: Patient advocates raise alarm about home care vetting CBS2: NYCHA residents begin voting on the future of funding for building repairs The Guardian: Complaints against NYPD hit 11-year high under pro-police mayor Adams NYDN: Rikers medical staff left covers on defibrillator in botched response to dying detainee
Last Updated: 10 November 2023
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