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Op-Ed: The Harmful Impact of Invasive Child Welfare Investigations

The aggressive and coercive tactics used by the Administration for Children’s Services must be reformed.
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Op-Ed: How Many Stops Act Will Bring Transparency, Accountability to NYPD

The Act will require the NYPD to record and report data from all executed street stops, investigative encounters, and consent searches.
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Op-Ed: We Must Keep New York’s Right to Shelter

Housing advocates are warning the City is seeking to put the constitutionally required protections, that have long served as a baseline of humanity and decency, at serious risk.
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Op-Ed: Setting the Record Straight on the Rent Guidelines Board Vote

Adán Soltren, an attorney with the Legal Aid Society and member of the New York City Rent Guidelines Board, has penned a new op-ed decrying a recent vote by the board to increase rents on vulnerable New Yorkers.
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Op-Ed: We Need Housing Solutions Now, Not 10 Years From Now

Legal Aid's Judith Goldiner lays out the critical pieces missing from Governor Kathy Hochl's recently announced New York Housing Compact.
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Op-Ed: Albany Must Keep Bail Reform in Place

Legal Aid's Arielle Reid has penned a new op-ed in the New York Daily News refuting Governor Hochl's calls to further erode 2019's bail reforms in her State of the State address. 
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Op-Ed: End New York’s Prison Slavery System

The Legal Aid Society's Attorney-in-Chief Twyla Carter joined State Senator Zellnor Myrie and Assemblyman Harvey Epstein in calling on lawmakers to formally abolish slavery without exception in New York.
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Op-Ed: What Adams’ Mental Illness Push Gets Badly Wrong

The Legal Aid Society's Stefen Short makes the case against the Mayor's plan to involuntarily hospitalize New Yorkers suffering from mental illness.
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Op-Ed: What the Survivors of Human Trafficking Deserve

Attorneys from The Legal Aid Society and Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg are calling on prosecutors across the State to fulfill the vision of the START Act and vacate convictions of trafficking survivors.
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Op-Ed: Treatment Not Jail, A Moral Imperative

Michael Nieves, the thirteenth person to die while in Department of Correction custody this year, is a sobering reminder of the need for legislative action.
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