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LAS Reaffirms Need for Receiver Over of City Jails

In the latest filing in Nunez v. City of New York, Legal Aid demands an end to the devastating status quo on Rikers Island.
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Report: NYPD Violated Surveillance Technology Rules

The NYPD's rollout of new technologies clearly violated the legal requirements for transparency and oversight.
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Op-Ed: Rent Guidelines Board Must Be Reformed, Keep Rents Down

Legal Aid's Adriene Holder and Community Service Society's David R. Jones are demanding a freeze on rent for tenants in rent-stabilized units.
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LAS in the News 05.24.24

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.
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LAS in the News 05.17.24

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.
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Lisa Davidson Joins LAS as Chief Facilities and Administration Officer

In this role, Davidson will oversee all aspects of Legal Aid's infrastructure and shared services across the five boroughs.
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LAS in the News 05.10.24

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.
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LAS, NYCLU Secure Over $500K for Protesters Brutalized by NYPD

The settlement stems from the NYPD's violent response to demonstrations following the police killing of George Floyd.
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Q&A: Judy Brown Fears, Community Capacity Development

Judy discusses her work with CCD, their collaboration with Legal Aid's Community Justice Unit, and the joint effort to support the Cure Violence movement.
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LAS Sues to End Solitary Confinement of New Yorkers with Disabilities

While the HALT Act prohibits the inhumane practice, prisons and jails across the State have implemented policies and practices that reinforce it.
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