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    Another Voice: New York criminal law must value the possibilities of redemption

    As a child with roots in upstate New York, both of my parents proudly served in the Army. Military values like honor, courage and respect were core tenets of my upbringing, and I always...

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    Violence & Restorative Justice with Danielle Sered

    Danielle Sered is the author of Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair. The book is based on her work as the founder and Director of Common Justice, an...

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    Lawyers And Legal Experts Discuss The Role Of Prosecutors In Criminal Justice

    The Washington Post's Tom Jackman discusses the role of courts in the criminal justice system with William Otis of Georgetown University, Mark O'Mara, Former prosecutor, defense attorney...

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    Op-Ed: We must provide more support to victims & survivors

    This is an op-ed written by New York State Assemblyperson Anna Kelles who represents Tompkins County and parts of Cortland County. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit op-eds,...

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    Crime victims groups push parole overhaul in New York

    Signers on the letter first shared with POLITICO argued that victims are not always served by the harshest punishments.

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    Advocates push for three bills to end cycle of violence

    ALBANY, N.Y. (WTEN) — Today marks the first day of National Crime Victims Week. With just 19 days left this legislative session lawmakers and advocates for crime victims are pushing for...

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    Don’t speak for crime victims — just listen to us

    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.

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    Common Justice’s Statement on the New York State Budget

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2022 Brooklyn, NY—Common Justice released the following statement on New York’s State budget for fiscal year 2022-2023.

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    Common Justice, Councilmembers Mercedes Narcisse and Tiffany Cabán celebrate the passage of Resolution #0025-2022, which calls upon NYS to pass A.8619A (Meeks)/S.7573 (Myrie).

    New York, NY – Today, the New York City Council passed Resolution 0025-2022, sponsored by Councilwoman Mercedes Narcisse which calls upon the New York State legislature to pass, and the...

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    Common Justice’s Statement on Governor Hochul’s Plan to Rollback Major Criminal Justice Reforms

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2022 Brooklyn, NY—Common Justice released the following statement on Governor Hochul’s announcement to rollback major criminal justice reforms.

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