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Legal Help for New Yorkers With Conviction-history Related Problems

"People are struggling, none more than individuals marked with the permanent ink of a conviction record, the clear majority Black and brown. Many have lost work: let go because business was slow or dried up, or fired with no reason given. Many more have been kept out of the economy due to prejudice, discrimination, and senseless government policies: these New Yorkers are not getting unemployment insurance because they were unable to obtain work even before the pandemic. That $600 boost passed them by. Meanwhile, rent bills are piling up, and even getting enough to eat is a constant, terrifying struggle."

 

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  • Prisoner Reentry
  • Legal Services