Sam McCann2021-05-14T14:47:11+00:00March 29th, 2021|
Judge sides with public defenders and advocates in suit, says state’s exclusion of incarcerated people from vaccine eligibility is unconstitutional March 29, 2021 CONTACT Sam McCann, Neighborhood Defender Service [...]
Sam McCann2021-03-08T16:18:07+00:00March 8th, 2021|
Today, THE CITY reported on an unreleased Board of Correction (BOC) investigation into three deaths that occurred in Department of Correction (DOC) custody last year. The men died at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in conditions exacerbated by a series of DOC failures, the report shows
Sam McCann2021-03-06T01:03:10+00:00March 6th, 2021|
Mayor de Blasio’s plan for police reform is an insult to public defenders, to organizations working to confront police misconduct, and to Black and brown New Yorkers who have been subject to constant surveillance and frequent police violence.
Sam McCann2021-02-04T16:04:25+00:00February 4th, 2021|
February 4, 2021 CONTACT Sam McCann, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (firstname.lastname@example.org) Arianna Fishman, New York Civil Liberties Union (email@example.com) Redmond Haskins, The Legal Aid Society (firstname.lastname@example.org) Ryan Karerat, [...]
Sam McCann2021-01-14T21:31:52+00:00January 14th, 2021|
As the pandemic’s latest wave rages, with New York City’s COVID positivity rate now at more than 9 percent, the state has two solutions before it, which must be pursued in tandem: vaccinate every incarcerated person and reduce the jail and prison population. The consequences of inaction would be catastrophic.
Sam McCann2021-05-14T14:24:48+00:00January 13th, 2021|
The plan urges the Biden administration and new Democratic majority in Congress to act swiftly and decisively for immigration justice to undo the unjust, harmful and destructive tactics of the outgoing administration.
Sam McCann2020-11-24T22:30:57+00:00November 24th, 2020|
(NEW YORK, NY) – Neighborhood Defender Service (NDS) Executive Director Rick Jones issued the following statement regarding the enormous contributions of New York City Mayor David Dinkins to Harlem, [...]
Sam McCann2020-11-02T19:38:21+00:00November 2nd, 2020|
Dear Supporters, Due to the ongoing threat of Covid-19, the Neighborhood Defender Service 30th Anniversary Gala originally scheduled for November 19, 2020 has been postponed until November 17, 2021. [...]
Sam McCann2020-12-04T16:34:57+00:00October 28th, 2020|
New York City Council's Committee on General Welfare hosted a hearing on "Racism in the Child Welfare System." NDS' Helen Montalvan testified on the white supremacist roots of the system, and why the title of "child welfare system" obfuscates the function and history of ACS and other agencies.
Sam McCann2020-07-22T04:04:47+00:00July 20th, 2020|
Community Demands Independent Investigation into Police Killing of Hakim Littleton, End to Excessive Force (DETROIT, MI) – ACLU of Michigan, Black Legacy Coalition, Detroit and Michigan Chapter of the [...]