The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Upcoming Events

AIDS and Adolescents – the Changing Legal Landscape

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018

This training will cover the legal rights and potential liabilities of adolescents living with or at risk for HIV, including the new right for adolescents to consent to HIV treatment.

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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Groundbreaking report from @lac_news looks at NYS initiatives to provide access to care after incarceration, lessons learned and what to do next. @UnitedHospFund proud to support with @LangelothFndn. #NoHealthNoJustice https://t.co/pe7lrvGiFF

This report tells a NY story that hasn’t been fully told. Also it is pretty much the culmination of all that I care about in almost 30 years of advocacy work. So grateful to so many people esp team @lac_news for making it happen❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/QKjQuCBDR9

It is unconscionable for us as a society not to provide MAT in all prison and jail settings now. In addition: naloxone on-demand, especially at but not limited to release.

New groundbreaking new report from @lac_news on how to improve linkages btwn criminal justice and healthcare systems. We outline what has been done in NYS and what we need to do from here https://t.co/9WwtseNrHg #NoHealthNoJustice TY to @UnitedHospFund & @LangelothFndn 4 support!

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News and Highlights

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.

STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF NATIONWIDE PRISON STRIKERS

The Legal Action Center and its National H.I.R.E. Network stand in support of and in solidarity with the incarcerated activists taking part in the Nationwide Prison Strike.

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