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Overcoming Employment Barriers for People with Criminal Records

Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018

This webinar explains how New Yorkers with criminal records can improve their chances of finding employment despite the barriers having a criminal record might pose. A combination of factors, including laws, stigma, and fear of liability, make it extremely challenging for individuals with criminal records to find employment.

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Important article on #criminaljustice reform by #MichelleAlexander @thenewjimcrow author "If goal is creation of safe, caring, thriving communities, we ought to be heavily investing in quality schools, job creation, #drugtreatment & #mentalhealth care..." https://t.co/GDKMFc55Ql

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News and Highlights

Legal Action Center Launches New National Campaign “No Health = No Justice”

October 11, 2018: Today, the Legal Action Center is launching its new Campaign “No Health = No Justice”, a multi-state advocacy and organizing strategy to support decarceration efforts to ensure that people are no longer criminalized for conditions related to their health.

Congress Affirms that Addiction Treatment Confidentiality Protections Remain Essential

September 26,2018: The Legal Action Center applauds the decision by Congress to drop language that would weaken addiction treatment confidentiality safeguards from the final opioid package.

ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

A TRIBUTE TO CHRISTOPHER KENNEDY LAWFORD

The Legal Action Center joins with countless others to mourn the loss of, and celebrate the extraordinary life of, our friend Christopher Kennedy Lawford.

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