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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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    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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    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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    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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