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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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NYC DEFENDERS: Mr. Guallpa’s death in DOC custody is a tragedy and we are deeply saddened by the loss of his life.

Rikers is a humanitarian crisis. NYC must take decisive action to reduce the jail population and prevent further suffering, before yet another life is lost.

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***Joint Press Release***

NYC Defenders Urge Mayor, Governor, and DOCCS Commissioner to Immediately Address the Humanitarian Crisis in NYC's Jails

Read the full release: https://tinyurl.com/vy3m22vk

@LegalAidNYC @BronxDefenders @BklynDefender @NeighborhoodDef @nyc_defenders

Watch as Mani Tafari and Nick Hillary of Queens Defenders discuss the importance of the 4th, 5th, and 6th amendments with Professor Sam Taitt of Brooklyn45.

#Justice456 #KnowThe456

https://youtu.be/niLQa8RBTj0 via @YouTube

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