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Sebastian Solomon Promoted to LAC Director of New York State Policy

We are delighted to announce that Sebastian Solomon has been promoted to Director of New York State Policy at the Legal Action Center. Sebastian has been with LAC since 2001, most recently in the position of Policy Associate. Sebastian has fought tirelessly for the rights of New Yorkers for the past 14 years, and he will continue standing up for those in need of second chances in his new role.

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Legal Action Center Urges New York State to Take New and Bold Steps to Combat the Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic

New York State should take additional forceful, targeted actions to address the public health emergency of prescription drug and heroin dependence. “Using $298 million that has been allocated to its Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) for 2015, the State now has an opportunity to create even more momentum in its efforts to combat the scourge of addiction and prescription drug and heroin misuse,” according to Paul Samuels.

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The Second Chance Act provides critical reentry resources at a time when they are desperately needed. In 2009, federal and state prisons held over 1.6 million inmates—one in every 199 U.S. residents—and released 729,295 individuals back to their communities.

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ACT NOW! Action Alert: Tell SAMHSA to Protect Privacy Rights of Addiction Treatment Patients

Background: On May 12, 2014, the federal government announced that it is considering changing the 40-year-old regulations (known as 42 C.F.R. …

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LAC Files Class Action Lawsuits Against Background Screening Companies

The Legal Action Center has filed three class action lawsuits to send a message to criminal background screening companies, in …

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