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.
Last Updated: 24 November 2023
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