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Criminal Justice Reform in New York

New York Passes Historic Set of Bail Reforms

New York took a leap towards pretrial justice by passing a historic set of pretrial reforms.

These reforms represent a significant first step towards ending senseless pretrial jailing in New York.

Historic leap forward for criminal justice reform in New York

New York legislators passed a package of pretrial reforms that will eliminate money bail and mandate pretrial release for those charged with most misdemeanors and non-violent felonies. This long fought for legislation moves the Empire Sate towards a system that prioritizes pretrial freedom, significantly reduces the number of legally innocent people held in jail, and brings many people home to await their day in court with their families and in their communities where they belong.

But the fight isn’t over. We must keep pushing to end money bail entirely and end the criminalization of poverty once and for all.

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Your Deep Dive: Criminal Justice Reform in New York

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Recap: New York Legislative Session 2019

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New York Can’t Close Rikers Without Real Bail Reform

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Poll Memo: Broad Bipartisan Support for Bold Pre-trial Reforms in New York…

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Voices from Across the Political Spectrum Rally Against Republican-Driven Efforts to Perpetuate…

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FWD.us Statement on Pretrial Criminal Justice Reform Legislation in New York

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FWD.us Statement on Fear-Mongering by Opponents of Criminal Justice Reform

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Releases End-of-Session Analysis on Historic New York Pretrial Justice Reforms

  • Press Statement
  • New York

FWD.us Statement on Daily News Story about FWD.us-led Coalition Calling for Criminal…

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  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement on New York Governor’s State of the State Address

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  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement On New York Governor’s Justice Agenda

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

NEW POLL: New York Primary Voters Want Candidates who Support Criminal Justice…

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FWD.us Statement on Gov. Cuomo Signing State Commission on Prosecutorial Conduct Legislation

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ICYMI – Assembly Members on why New York should eliminate cash bail…

  • Press Statement
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FWD.us Statement on the Continued Need for Pretrial Reform in New York

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Assembly Members on why NY should eliminate cash bail for smaller crimes

  • Press Statement
  • Criminal Justice

FWD.us Statement on NY State Assembly’s Passage of the Walker Reform Bill

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Players Coalition members call on NY lawmakers to pass comprehensive bail reform

  • Press Release
  • Criminal Justice

Professional Football Players Urge NY to Lead the Way on Pretrial Reform

  • Press Release
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FWD.us to lead expanded line of work, hires criminal justice reform expert