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New Campaign Seeks to Abolish NYPD Gang Policing Policies

The Legal Aid Society, fellow local criminal justice advocacy organizations, elected officials, and New Yorkers from over-policed communities unveiled the new campaign – Erase The Database NYC – today at City Hall.
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LAS, Fellow Advocates, and Lawmakers Rally in Support of Historic Pretrial Reforms

These reforms will help to unravel a system that long criminalized poverty, fed mass incarceration, led to wrongful convictions, and contributed to court delays, according to the New York Daily News.
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Advocates Form Coalition to Enact Broad Automatic Expungement in NYS

In New York, an estimated 2.3 million individuals - 1 in 7 adults - have a criminal conviction on their record, according to the Times Union.
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LAS, Fellow NYC Defenders Urge Immediate Action on Critical Criminal Justice Reforms

A joint letter calls on Albany to build on recent criminal justice reform successes in the next session, reports the New York Daily News.
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Listen: LAS Talks Bail, Discovery Reforms on Max & Murphy Podcast

Marie Ndiaye, Supervising Attorney of the Decarceration Project at The Legal Aid Society, joined the Max & Murphy podcast to discuss reforms enacted this past April.
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LAS Calls on DA-Elect Katz to Fulfill Campaign Promises on Key Criminal Justice Reforms

In a letter sent to Queens District Attorney-Elect Melinda Katz, The Legal Aid Society urges support for needed measures to reverse the punitive approach to law enforcement that the Brown/Ryan Administration employed for decades, reports Patch NYC.
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LAS, Exonerated Five and Others Announce Legislative Package of Criminal Justice Reforms

The reforms unveiled by advocates and lawmakers could serve as a national model for much-needed change across the country, according to the New York Daily News.
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