Legal Aid Announces Settlement of Class Action Concerning Emergency Section 8 Transfer Vouchers
April 21, 2014

The Legal Aid Society has announced a proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit concerning delays by the New York City Housing Authority in issuing emergency Section 8 transfer vouchers. In the lawsuit, Legal Aid alleged that the Housing Authority delayed issuing emergency transfer vouchers to tenants, sought irrelevant documents from tenants, refused to give hearings to tenants, and delayed inspecting or approving new apartments once tenants had received transfer vouchers. The parties have agreed to a settlement, which must be approved by the Court. Click here to read a notice about the settlement in English. | Haga click aqui para leer el aviso en Español.

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Alan Gordon On The Moth Radio Hour April 19
April 14, 2014

Alan Gordon, Queens Criminal Practice Staff Attorney, will be on The Moth Radio Hour on April 19 on WNYC telling a Legal Aid story.

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Shooting Victims Handcuffed And Shackled For Minor Warrants; NYPD To Review Procedure; Seymour James Calls Procedure Egregious
April 11, 2014

Shooting Victims Handcuffed And Shackled For Minor Warrants; NYPD To Review Procedure; Seymour James Calls Procedure Egregious The New York Times ran a story today interview gunshot victims who were handcuffed and shackled for as long as two weeks for outstanding minor warrants.

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Bronx Juvenile Rights Office And Others Sponsor Happy Healthy Safe Families Fair
April 11, 2014

Bronx Juvenile Rights Office And Others Sponsor Happy Healthy Safe Families Fair For the past five years, the Bronx office of The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice has spearheaded a Happy Healthy Safe Families Fair at the Bronx Family Court in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month which is celebrated in April.

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Criminal Appeals Bureau Wins Significant Victory in Speedy Trial Case
April 09, 2014

Last year, the New York Times published a four-part series about staggering court delays in criminal cases in Bronx County. William Glaberson, “Justice Denied: Inside the Bronx’s Dysfunctional Court System,” New York Times, 4/13/13, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/14/nyregion/justice-denied-bronx-court-system-mired-in-delays.html.

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