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Projects, Units & Initiatives for "Defending the Accused & Incarcerated"

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The Women’s Project

In the fall of 2017, The Legal Aid Society and Fedcap along with several community partners launched The Women’s Project. This alternative to detention program is aimed at securing the release of women who are...
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The Cop Accountability Project

The Cop Accountability Project (CAP) empowers organizations and communities across New York City to hold police officers accountable for human rights violations. The CAP project runs a database that tracks police misconduct in New York...
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Wrongful Conviction Unit

As the nation’s largest provider of public defender services, we are the only New York City public defender that handles trial, appellate and post-conviction cases for clients accused of criminal conduct. Over the years we...
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Case Closed Project

Case Closed is a record sealing and expungement project in the Special Litigation Unit of The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice. We launched the project when New York’s 2017 sealing law went into effect,...
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Community Justice Unit

The Community Justice Unit (CJU) was established in 2011 as part of the New York City Council’s Task Force to Combat Gun Violence. Recognizing the critical need to support community-based organizations whose works is to...
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Homicide Unit

The Homicide Defense Task force (HDTF) is a highly specialized unit within the Legal Aid Society established to meet the needs of clients charged with homicide. The HDTF is able to respond quickly to homicide...
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Digital Forensics Unit

The Legal Aid Society’s Digital Forensics Unit is an innovative unit devoted to using technology to advocate for clients and fight against the erosion of digital privacy by government surveillance. The DFU was created in...
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DNA Unit

The DNA Unit is the Legal Aid Society’s pioneering forensics unit dedicated to ensuring vigorous representation of its clients and fighting to keep unreliable forensic science out of court. In recognition of the increasing importance...
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Criminal Appeals Bureau

The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau (CAB), consisting of approximately 55 attorneys, two social workers, 12 paralegals and five support staff, is the largest provider services to low-income people in New York City who...
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Parole Revocation Defense Unit

For thousands of low-income New Yorkers who have been detained at Rikers Island after being accused of violating state parole and post-release supervision, the Legal Aid Society stands alone in its knowledge, abilities and commitment...
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