New York Law Journal: ‘Begin Again' in Brooklyn
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017
Legal Aid attorney Antonio Villamil, left, and interpreter Sara Dowd, right, with a defendant. (Photo by David Handschuh/NYLJ)

The Legal Aid Society joined The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office last week to kick off the “Began Again” program, which affords New Yorkers an opportunity to clear their open summons matters and the city a chance to clear the staggering backlog of warrants in the court system. The initiative began under the late Ken Thompson, who launched the program in an effort to resolve minor legal problems facing thousands of Brooklyn residents.




New York Law Journal
‘Begin Again' in Brooklyn
By David Handschuh
April 14, 2017

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office held its first "Begin Again" program this year, its fifth overall, on Friday and Saturday at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

The summons warrant adjudication initiative is aimed at helping residents address their open summons matters and clear the staggering backlog of warrants in the New York City court system.



This article originally appeared in the New York Law Journal.