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Reuniting Families as an Equal Justice Works Fellow

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow in our Juvenile Rights Practice, Loretta Johnson is dedicated to reuniting children and families who have historically been over-policed by the child welfare system.
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Getting Dressed for Success with Connie’s Closet

Connie Belvanis of our Bronx Office is determined to make a difference for the young men and women of New York City. Her passion for her work and her dedication to her colleagues and clients has helped Connie create one of Legal Aid’s most unique initiatives, which reaches hundreds of young New Yorkers each year.
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Creating Brighter Futures in the Juvenile Rights Practice

As Staff Attorney’s in our Juvenile Rights Practice, Israel T. Appel, Angela Hines, and Mikila Thompson all bring a personal perspective to their dedicated work on behalf of young clients throughout New York City.
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Providing Essential Legal Services in the Community Justice Unit

Community Organizer Victor Dempsey and Supervising Attorney Anthony Posada of the Community Justice Unit passionately work within New York’s neighborhoods to fight gun violence and provide legal access and support.
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Fighting Mass Incarceration in the Decarceration Project

As Staff Attorneys in the Decarceration Project, Jane-Roberte Sampeu and Liz Bender are on the front-lines of the fight against mass incarceration and unfair bail determinations.
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Fighting Discrimination in the LGBTQ+ Law and Policy Initiative

As a native New Yorker, Jasmina Chuck knows how important the services provided by The Legal Aid Society are for our city. A paralegal in our LGBTQ+ Law and Policy Initiative, Jasmina works with clients across all five boroughs, and trains staff in all three practices to make New York a better place for all.
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Ensuring Financial Wellbeing in the Consumer Law Project

Tashi Lhewa, a Supervising Attorney in our Consumer Law Project, helps his clients handle debt collections, identity theft, auto and student loans, credit reporting, unfair lending practices, and more.
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Fighting Detention & Deportation in the Immigration Law Unit

Forensic Social Worker Wanjuri Hawkins and her colleagues in our Immigration Law Unit are taking a stand for those in need.
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Supporting Strong Neighborhoods in the Housing Justice Unit-Group Advocacy

As a Staff Attorney in the Housing Justice Unit-Group Advocacy, Shivani Alamo helps neighborhoods throughout the Bronx and Brooklyn fight back against unscrupulous landlords and organize to effectively articulate their rights
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