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LAS in the News 11.24.23

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 files for independent receiver of NYC jails

NYT: Federal Prosecutor Asks Judge to Strip New York of Control Over Rikers
WSJ: Federal Takeover Sought for Rikers Island
NY1: Activists hold jail reform rally In Washington Square Park
The City: Oversight Board Questions ‘Emergency Orders’ at City Jails
Gothamist: Federal prosecutor asks judge to take away control of Rikers from Mayor
Queens Daily Eagle: Judge to DOC: Who is in Charge?
Center Square: Federal government seeks to take over New York City’s Rikers Island prison
NYDN: Personal stories of jail dysfunction add weight to motion seeking takeover of Rikers
Law360: Plaintiffs Want NYC Jails Handed Over To Federal Receiver

More LAS in the news

NYT: Making a Home and Avoiding Deportation in New York City
City Limits: Legal Aid Launches Unit Dedicated to Representing NYCHA Tenants
BK Reader: LAS Urges Housing Residents to Participate in NYCHA Trust Vote
Queens Daily Eagle: NY to soon seal convictions of over 2 million New Yorkers
USA Today: Police misconduct can cost millions, but departments rarely feel the impact
City Limits: Young Adult Asylum Seekers Struggle to Access City Resources
NYDN: It’s time, your honor: Rikers receivership now officially on the table
Gothamist: Adams administration orders 20% cut in migrant spending
NEWS12: NYCHA tenants receive much-needed relief funds
Marketplace: Need SNAP benefits? You may have to wait.