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New York City courthouses present an ‘unacceptably high risk’ for contracting Covid-19, report says

CrowdRX Report shows the lack of safety in the New York City Courts including quotes from Executive Director Lori Zeno

5 Girl Activists Tell Us The Greatest Lessons Their Moms Taught Them

Alexandra Brathwaite’s (Social Justice Coordinator and Leader of the Queens Defenders Youth Justice Court) story was shared in this article sharing lessons women’ learned from their activist mothers.

Rockaway Community Justice Center Offers a Second Chance for Low-Level Offenders

News announcement on the press release between the Queens District Attorneys office & Queens Defenders about the beginning of the Diversion Program at the Rockaway Community Justice Center

Queens DA Offers Unique Diversion Program Based at Rockaway Community Justice Center

Press release between the Queens District Attorneys office & Queens Defenders about the beginning of the Diversion Program at the Rockaway Community Justice Center

Safe courts are not too much to ask

Op-Ed by Executive Director Lori Zeno regarding the safety of New York City Courts

Queens Defenders and Queens Public Library team up for reentry program

Queens Defenders & Queens Public Library partner for the “Immediate Access: Technology Re-entry Program” which will assist 75 recent parolees over the next two years with technological training.

NYC courts indefinitely halt in-person proceedings after uptick in coronavirus cases

Executive Drector Lori Zeno comments on the recent closure of in-person proceedings in NYC courts.

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Opinion: OCA’s response to COVID concerns is inadequate and irresponsible. Queens Defenders Executive Director, Lori Zeno continues to fight for virtual arraignments during COVID surge. @QueensEagle

Read full statement on page 10: https://tinyurl.com/2p8t5xwb

TOMORROW: Rally outside City Hall to protest the ongoing deadly crisis of New York City's jails. Before the City Council meets, we will demand all officials take immediate action to decarcerate, end solitary, and protect basic needs and rights. #decarceration #endsolitary

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