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LAS Lauds Bill Prohibiting NYPD Collection of Children’s DNA Without Consent

The City Council recently introduced legislation that will ban police from collecting the DNA of a minor without consent from a parent, legal guardian or attorney, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Reaffirms Need for DNA Reforms After Judge Refuses to Expunge Teen’s Profile

A 15-year-old’s genetic information remains on file in the City's rouge DNA index after a ruling in Brooklyn Family Court, as reported by THE CITY.
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LAS Calls on Governor Cuomo to Prohibit Prone Restraints Against Children

New York state continues to permit deadly class of restraints against children, reports the New York Daily News.
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Legal Aid Unveils 2020 NYS Black Youth Justice Agenda

Platform includes legislation to end the arrest and prosecution of children under the age of 12; require consultation with counsel before a child may be interrogated by law enforcement; and protect New Yorkers' genetic privacy, reports the Chronicle For Social Change.
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LAS Calls on Gov. Cuomo, OCFS: Prohibit Face-Down Restraints on Children at Treatment Centers

These restraints are prohibited in virtually every other residential child care facility in New York State because they are known to risk death or serious harm.
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LAS Applauds Newly Adopted Reforms to NYS Juvenile Parole System

“We are pleased that OCFS enacted necessary and fair procedural protections for youth facing revocation of their conditional release,” Dawne Mitchell, Attorney-In-Charge of the Juvenile Rights Practice tells THE CITY.
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