Harassment Won’t Stop Until Albany Changes Loopholes, Advocates Say
June 30, 2016

Even though the Rent Guidelines Board voted to freeze rents for one-year leases on the City’s rent-stabilized apartments, some tenants will continue to be harassed, Ellen Davidson, Staff Attorney in the Civil Law Reform Unit told DNAinfo.

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Legal Aid Urges NYPD to Get Feedback from NYCHA Residents and Communities of Color on Body Worn Cameras
June 29, 2016

Tina Luongo, the Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice, urged the NYPD to ensure that the survey on a proposed New York City Police Department policy for body-worn cameras be made available to communities of color and NYCHA residents for their feedback.

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Legal Aid and LDF Advocate Amendment to Administrative Code Regarding Improper Police Conduct
June 28, 2016

Legal Aid and LDF Advocate Amendment to Administrative Code Regarding Improper Police Conduct Cynthia Conti-Cook, Staff Attorney in the Special Litigation Unit of the Criminal Practice, testified before the New York City Council's Committee on Oversight and Investigations supporting the local law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York and the New York City Chapter in regard to the evaluation of civil actions, claims, and complaints alleging improper police conduct.

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Leading Change, Transforming Lives
June 28, 2016

Sarah Dolan and Abigail Swenstein of the Exploitation Intervention Prevention presented at last week’s National Association of Social Workers annual conference entitled, "Leading Change, Transforming Lives" The panel, co-presented with the Center for Court Innovation, focused on "Victim and Defendant: Advocating for the Whole Client in New York's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts" and discussed best practices for interdisciplinary collaboration.

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17th Annual Charles Schinitsky Award for Outstanding Service on Behalf of Children
June 24, 2016

17th Annual Charles Schinitsky Award for Outstanding Service on Behalf of Children Two members of The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice were honored Thursday for their years of distinguished child advocacy work.

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