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LAS in the News 1.03.20

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week:

Criminal justice reforms of 2020 take effect 

Brooklyn Daily Eagle: What to look for in criminal justice reform in New York in 2020
Gotham Gazette: Real Criminal Justice Reform Requires Standing Up to Fear-Mongering
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Bail reformers worry prosecutors will amp up charges to jail defendants
The Brian Lehrer Show: New Bail and Discovery Laws in New York
THE CITY: Bail Reformers Worry Prosecutors Will Amp Up Charges to Jail Defendants
NY Daily News: Anti-Semitic crimes leads De Blasio to call for changes to NY’s new bail reform laws

More LAS in the news

Law 360: Immigration Groups Say Public Aid Rules Sidestep Congress
Gothamist: City Warns NYCHA Could Need Double The Cash For Repairs In Coming Years
Gothamist: Incoming Queens DA Katz Promises Big Changes in January
City Journal: A Serious Threat to New York
Queens Daily Eagle: Katz will replace Queens DA executive staff with justice reform ‘true believers’
Caribbean Life News: ‘Erase the Database NYC’ campaign launched
Gothamist: Detective On Tessa Majors Case Sued For Withholding Exculpatory Evidence
CNN: Detective involved in Tessa Majors case faces allegations he falsified evidence in other cases
NYT: How the Central Park 5 Case Looms Over the Tessa Majors Murder
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: ‘The year of the tenant’: Brooklyn’s biggest housing stories of 2019
Staten Island Advance: How the drug crisis devastated S.I. in the 2010s; but there’s hope ahead
Slate: How Does the Commissioner of NYC’s Department of Social Services Do His Job?
Biometric Update: Rapid DNA awaits scientific endorsement for use in sex assault investigations
NY Post: NYCHA falls behind on lead sweep of public housing apartments
Caribbean Life News: Legal Aid’s Worker Justice Project expands to Queens
Patch: Thousands Of NYCHA Tenants In Brooklyn Without Heat Or Water