New York Daily News: Victims of Rikers Guard Accused of Sexually Assaulting Two inmates Claim He Gave Them Cash and Drugs for Sex
April 21, 2017

New documents reveal a scathing culture if impunity among DOC staff at Rose M. Singer Women’s Center on Rikers where sexual abuse is significantly higher than at other jails across the country.

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Queens Chronicle: In the aftermath, fire victims look for help
April 21, 2017

Sateesh Nori speaks with the Queens Chronicle about Legal Aids response to a 5-alarm fire that displaced dozens of residents in Elmhurst last week.

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Lawline: Top 20 Women Faculty of 2016
April 21, 2017

Lawline recently named Kate Mogulescu, a supervising attorney in The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice, to their top 20 list of women faculty for 2016. Kate founded and developed the first anti-trafficking program at a public defender organization, The Exploitation Intervention Project, which has garnered national attention for its groundbreaking work. Kate testifies regularly before the New York State Legislature and New York City Council, and can be found quoted in the New York Times, Huffington Post and others speaking on anti-prostitution policing policies.

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USA Today: Sessions’ old tactics are going to backfire on us: #tellusatoday
April 20, 2017

Legal Aid’s Attorney-In-Chief, Seymour W. James Jr., pushes back on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ call for a “law and order” policing approach that would only continue to hurt communities of color and other vulnerable New Yorkers.

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Legal Aid Society Practice Chief, Attorneys Selected as National Race-Equity Fellows
April 19, 2017

The Legal Aid Society joined The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law this morning to announce the selection of Tami Steckler, Attorney-In-Charge of the Juvenile Rights Practice at The Legal Aid Society, and Staff Attorneys Nefertiti Ankra and Adan Soltren to participate in the 2017 Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI). A national leadership training program, RJTI equips and coordinates anti-poverty advocates to address the role that racism plays in causing and perpetuating poverty.

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