NYC Public Defenders Priorities for Remainder of Legislative Session on Criminal Legal System Reform

Dear Governor Hochul, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Heastie:

As New York City’s primary public defense organizations, we again write to share our criminal legal system reform priorities for the remainder of the 2022 legislative session. The budget process was consumed by discussions of changes to discovery, bail and mental health protections, but much work remains to thoughtfully address the entrenched failings of the criminal legal system and its wide-ranging consequences.

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