Legal Aid Highlights Success of Alternate Bail Forms, Issues Related to Prosecuting Violence in City Jails
January 17, 2017

Legal Aid Highlights Success of Alternate Bail Forms, Issues Related to Prosecuting Violence in City Jails As New York City lawmakers consider legislation meant to encourage greater use of unsecured and partially secured bonds during bail, The Legal Aid Society emphasized how these less restrictive forms of bail have been successful in ensuring clients’ return to court.

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DOC Uses Fabricated Variance To Hold Youth In Restrictive Conditions
January 14, 2017

The Legal Aid Society sent the attached letter to the NYC Board of Correction today, after learning that the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) intends to continue to house young people in restrictive and harmful conditions in Enhanced Supervision Housing. The DOC issued an “emergency” variance after withdrawing this same variance at the outset of the public Board meeting on Tuesday this week. With this fabricated “emergency” they are attempting to continue to hold young people under extremely restrictive conditions the required Board oversight, transparency and opportunity for public input.”

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Legal Aid Argues For NYPD Accountability, Transparency in Appellate Court Bid for Pantaleo’s CCRB Records
January 13, 2017

The Legal Aid Society argued yesterday before a Manhattan appeals court, seeking to uphold a ruling that a civilian oversight agency must turn over summaries of substantiated civilian complaints against the NYPD officer who fatally choked Eric Garner.

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New York City’s Housing Authority Needs to Put Aside More Units for Homeless
January 13, 2017

A New York Times analysis of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s efforts to address the city’s homelessness crisis included views from The Legal Aid Society on how the city’s housing authority could play a greater role.

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Legal Aid Urges Vote on Right to Know, Joined With Other Public Defenders
January 11, 2017

Legal Aid Urges Vote on Right to Know, Joined With Other Public Defenders Members of The Legal Aid Society are convening with New York City’s other public defenders at City Hall today to urge a vote on the Right to Know Act, widely-supported City Council legislation that furthers accountability and transparency in the NYPD and safeguards the rights of New Yorkers.

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