Legal Services of Central New York

Provide legal assistance to people residing in counties of Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Otsego, and Oswego.
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Primary geographic focus: New York
Organization type(s): Provider


News Story

Settlement Ensures Immigrant Children Can Attend Utica’s Proctor High School

Scott Willis
WAER (Syracuse, New York)
May 20, 2016
Immigrant students can now attend high school in Utica after a settlement agreement was reached with the district.

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Retired NY chief judge: There can be worse problems than being accused of a crime

Douglass Dowty
Syracuse Post-Standard (NY)
June 16, 2016
And you aren't guaranteed a lawyer for those problems.

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Onondaga County jail faces class-action suit over teen solitary confinement

Patrick Lohmann
Syracuse Post-Standard (NY)
September 21, 2016
More than 80 teens, most of them of minority races, were held in solitary confinement at the Onondaga County Justice Center between October 2015 and August 2016.

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Settlement Reforms Solitary Confinement of Juveniles at Onondaga County Jail

Scott Willis
WAER (Syracuse, New York)
June 27, 2017
The agreement comes nine months after a lawsuit was filed on behalf of the teens.

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Upstate County Jails Are Challenged for Sending Juveniles to Solitary

Alan Feuer
New York Times (NYT)
July 31, 2017
A small network of inmate advocates has undertaken an effort to end the practice in some of upstate New York’s county jails.

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Suit: Broome County jail should immediately halt juvenile solitary confinement

Hannah Schwarz
Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghampton, NY)
February 13, 2018
"This court, and nearly every district court considering this issue...have recognized that placing juveniles in isolation for even a short period is cruel and unusual punishment," the suit reads.

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Federal judge orders limitations on juvenile confinement at Broome County jail

Anthony Borrelli
Press & Sun-Bulletin (Binghampton, NY)
April 5, 2018
The decision by U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd in Utica followed court arguments by Legal Services of Central New York, which filed a preliminary injunction asking a judge to bar the practice of solitary confinement of juvenile inmates.

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Syracuse Is Finding Ways to Prevent Evictions

Jared Brey
April 18, 2019
Syracuse has begun experimenting with an eviction-prevention program that aims to stop tenants from having to go to court in the first place.

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