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    The Riverdale Press: Don’t speak for crime victims — just listen to us

    By LUZ MARQUEZ BEMBOW April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and I’d like to share the name of a woman that readers likely won’t recognize: Darlene “Lulu” Benson-Seay. Lulu was a...

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    Square One Project: What Makes a city safe

    Divesting from law enforcement is not merely compatible with reducing interpersonal violence in communities; it is necessary. To understand why, we must consider the sources of violence.

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    Boston Review: Making Communities Safe, Without The Police

    As a country the United States deals with violence through policing and punishment, typically in the form of incarceration. We do this even though policing has an unbroken history of...

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    Danielle Sered — Redefining Accountability

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    NY Amsterdam News: New report identifies blindspots in victims of violent crime compensation

    Earlier this month, nonprofit Common Justice released a report delineating barriers victims face when applying for compensation from New York State after a violent crime. This research...

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    The City: Violent Crime Victims in New York Struggle to Access Funds Due to Them

    A state fund designed to financially support victims of violent crimes in New York has distributed money to only a small fraction of those eligible, a new report has found. 

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    Eliminating Barriers To Healing

    An Examination of Victim Compensation in New York State In this report, we explore the importance of victim compensation to the healing of victims and survivors, the often insurmountable...

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    NY State Needs Fair Access to Victim Compensation

    When someone experiences violence, they are entitled to victims' compensation but due to various barriers like restrictive filing requirements, and general distrust of the police, most...

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    Legislative roundup with Sen. Zellnor Myrie

    Senate Elections Committee Chair Zellnor Myrie, a Brooklyn Democrat, shares his priorities for the end of the legislative session and considers what changes may happen to this summer’s...

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    Lawmakers and advocates push for parole reform as legislative session comes to a close

    With just weeks to go until the state legislative ends, state Senator Zellnor Myrie and criminal justice advocate Maxine Lewis joined Errol Louis on "Inside City Hall" to discuss proposed...

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