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LAS Calls on Lawmakers to Protect Young New Yorkers in the Criminal Legal System

Two pieces of legislation, the #Right2RemainSilent bill and The Youth Justice and Opportunities Act, are opportunities to further justice for young New Yorkers.
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LAS: Young New Yorkers Must Have Counsel Before Police Interrogations

Proposed legislation would protect the rights of minors and has the support of law enforcement, former judges, and a coalition of over 100 organizations.
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LAS Lauds Governor Hochul for Enacting Raise the Lower Age Legislation

The new law ends the majority of arrests and prosecutions of children under the age of 12, as reported by Gothamist.
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Court: Juveniles Deserve the Same Discovery Rights as Adults

A new ruling ensures young New Yorkers have the information necessary to defend themselves, reports the New York Law Journal.
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LAS Urges Governor to Sign Two Critical Bills Advancing Juvenile Justice

The new laws would limit the use of restraints on children in family court and improve access to due process for detained youth, reports Spectrum News.
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LAS Calls on Cuomo to Sign Bill Barring Arrest of Children Under Twelve

The legislation, which is awaiting the Governor's signature, addresses the disproportionate arrest of Black and Brown children, reports Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
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Listen: Subverting the School-to-Prison Pipeline in New York

The Legal Aid Society's Lisa Freeman appeared on WNYC's Capitol Pressroom to discuss new legislation that would protect children under 12 years of age.
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LAS Urges Governor to Enact Legislation Ending Arrest, Prosecution of Children

The new law will protect children under the age of 12 whose behavioral needs would otherwise expose them to police and the legal system, as reported by The Imprint.
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Watch: LAS Calls on Albany to End the Arrest, Prosecution of Children

The Legal Aid Society's Marty Feinman appeared on BNC News to make the case why New York and other states must overhaul current laws.
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LAS’ Dawne Mitchell Delivers Gut Check on Arrest, Prosecution of Minors

“What we know now is that the science doesn’t support prosecution of second-graders,” Mitchell told The New York Times.
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