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NYLPI’s Health in Detention Program included in Human Rights Watch report as an example of “creative medical advocacy”

NYLPI’s Health Justice Program has dealt with “the barriers” to traditional advocacy for “necessary and appropriate care,” by “turn[ing] to novel forms of advocacy … [and has]  develop[ed a sustained analysis of patterns of poor care.”  NYLPI’s program included individual

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News

NYLPI testifies at City Council in support of legislation mandating race and gender impact assessments for City agencies and urges inclusion of disability.

HJ Director Laura Redman and DJ director Ruth Lowenkron testified this morning at a City Council Committee on Women’s Issues hearing in support of a package of bills creating mandated race and gender impact assessments for City policies and cultural

Posted in Disability Rights, Health Justice, Recent News

NYLPI Supports Mayor and City Council’s Efforts to Curb Smoking

Laura Redman, Health Justice Director says: “Tobacco use causes devastating and preventable diseases in communities across New York City, and continues to disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color.  Local government programs to curb tobacco use — including Medicaid

Posted in Health Justice, Recent News

Pro Bono Clearinghouse Builds Nonprofit Leadership

NYLPI has teamed up with Foundation Center through our longstanding partnership to create the Nonprofit Formation Fundamentals Series to help individuals gain the understanding and skills needed to start a nonprofit organization. Throughout the month of April, we are hosting

Posted in PBCH, Pro Bono Clearinghouse, Pro Bono Workshops, Recent News

NYLPI Successfully Advocates for NYPD Pilot Program to Improve Access to Law Enforcement Services for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

The Deaf Justice Coalition announced the launch of a pilot program today by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) aimed at improving access to law enforcement services for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (DHH). Several years

Posted in Disability Rights, Press Release, Recent News

Christine Appah-Gyamfi will speak on “Environmental Justice as Racial Justice.”

TODAY: Racial Justice Litigation Workshop Tuesday, April 11th Environmental Justice as Racial Justice A Talk with Christine Appah-Gyamfi, Senior Staff Attorney, NYLPI Columbia Law School | Jerome Greene Hall | Room 701 4:20 pm – 6:10 pm Event URL: http://www.law.columbia.edu/content/racial-justice-litigation-workshop-environmental-justice-racial-justice

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

NYLPI statement on the pending confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

After full consideration, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI) opposes the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.  Judge Gorsuch’s rulings raise serious concerns about his recognition of the civil rights of people with disabilities, individuals with

Posted in Disability Rights, Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Recent News

Public News Service quotes Shiva Prakash on state campaign to create grants for community solar in low-income and environmental justice neighborhoods

NYLPI, along with community partners, is advocating for an allocation of $23 million in New York’s state budget towards direct grants for community solar in low-income and environmental justice communities. NYLPI’s Equal Justice Works Fellow, Shiva Prakash, explains that tax

Posted in Environmental Justice, Recent News

Supreme Court Underscores Rights of Students with Severe Disabilities to an Appropriate Education

In a unanimous ruling this week, the U.S. Supreme Court resoundingly rejected the claim that students with disabilities are merely entitled to a minimal educational benefit. The plaintiff in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District is a boy with

Posted in Disability Rights, Recent News

NYLPI Testifies at the Budget Hearing before the Committee on Immigration at the New York City Council

Sarika Saxena, Health Justice Staff Attorney, testified on behalf of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest at the Budget Hearing held by New York City Council’s Committee on Immigration. Ms. Saxena thanked City Council for its support of NYLPI’s

Posted in Health Justice, Immigrant, Recent News