Class Action Settlement Expands Access for Thousands of Homeless and Runaway Youth Ages 16-20 to Essential Youth Programs and Services in New York City; Establishes New and Improved Citywide Procedural Changes.
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The Legal Aid Society announces the preliminary approval of a class action settlement in C.W. v. The City of New York. The settlement will expand access to essential, life-saving youth programs and services for runaway and homeless youth ages 16-20 in New York City and make citywide procedural changes that will improve the system for young people ages 16-20 who seek shelter or services going forward. The Legal Aid Society represents the plaintiff class along with Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP.
Under the settlement, the City is required to make the following changes to the runaway and homeless youth services system:
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To ask questions, share comments, or request the settlement in a different form please email YouthShelterCase@legal-aid.org or call 212-298-3140.
Last Updated: 2 October 2020
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