This 2-hour webinar explains how New Yorkers with criminal records can improve their chances of finding employment and housing despite the barriers having a criminal record might pose.
News and Highlights
The Legal Action Center is incredibly grateful to all those who made our recent “Restoration of Rights” event a great success! Generously hosted by our Board Chair, Brad S. Karp, and his law firm, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, the evening included a keynote speech by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, as well as a panel moderated by LAC Board Member, Anthony C. Thompson.
Legal Action Center and other criminal justice advocacy organizations voice support for Governor Cuomo’s amendment to New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) that would ban the public disclosure of photos and booking information compiled by law enforcement agencies when they make arrests, mirroring policies already in place in federal agencies.
The Legal Action Center applauds Governor Cuomo’s proposals to enforce parity and remove insurance barriers to improve access to substance use disorder and mental health care for tens of thousands of New Yorkers.
The Legal Action Center commends Governor Andrew Cuomo on the landmark criminal justice and opioid and other substance use disorder (SUD) initiatives included in his 2019 Justice Agenda.