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Criminal Justice Reform Organizations Support Cuomo’s “mugshot ban”

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.

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LAC SUPPORTS GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PARITY AND INSURANCE REFORM MEASURES

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.

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LAC APPLAUDS GOVERNOR CUOMO’S 2019 JUSTICE AGENDA

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.

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LAC Praises Passage into Law of the First Step Act but Calls for More Comprehensive CJ Reform

LAC recognizes the strengths and weaknesses of the recently passed First Step Act. While this legislation represents crucial bipartisan support for criminal justice reform and includes some important sentencing and prison reforms, there is still much work to be done.

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Legal Action Center Celebrates Record-Breaking Annual Benefit to Defend Dignity of Those We Serve

On October 16, 2018 Legal Action Center staff, Board, partners, and supporters joined at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City to honor two incredible individuals and raise awareness and funds for the Center’s important mission.

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Federal Court Orders Jail to Provide Methadone

November 28, 2018: A federal court in Massachusetts granted a preliminary injunction this week, requiring that the Plaintiff in the case be provided continued access to methadone treatment for his opioid use disorder while incarcerated.

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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.

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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.

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ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

ACTION ALERT: CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

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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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