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Policy Matters – November 2023

Posted on November 30th, 2023

Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter Policy Matters. In this edition we cover: the signing of a deed theft bill into law; the other outstanding bills we’re watching through the end of the year; the HOPP Advocates’ conference – with a big headliner; protections for Medicaid recipients; concerns about the funding to provide services crime victims and more. You can also read an archived version of the newsletter here

Read the full newsletter here: Policy Matters – November 2023


Notice of Class Action Settlement for People Denied or Discontinued Public Assistance Because of the Value of their Vehicle

Posted on November 2nd, 2023

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice, Empire Justice Center, and Legal Services of Central New York are pleased to announce Court approval of a settlement that will benefit thousands of low-income New Yorkers who have been or would be denied critically needed cash assistance because of vehicle ownership.


Read the notice to class members in English.

Read the notice to class members in Spanish.


Read the Re-Noticing Stipulation, and read the Standardized Restored Benefits Stipulation.

Read the Press Release Announcement. 


Empire Justice Center Contact: Susan Antos, Managing Attorney, Santos@empirejustice.org 

NCLEJ Contact: Saima Akhtar, Senior Attorney, Akhtar@nclej.org

Legal Services of Central New York Contact: Julie Morse, Staff Attorney, JMorse@Lscny.org 

Policy Matters – October 2023

Posted on November 1st, 2023

Welcome to the October edition of our newsletter, Policy Matters. This edition includes good news about important bills signed into law, the launch of the Telesca Fund for Justice in Rochester, a Senate briefing and opinion piece on a bill that will protect New York consumers and small businesses, new guidance for law enforcement responding to domestic violence, trainings related to domestic violence awareness month, and more.

Read the full newsletter here: Policy Matters – October 2023

STATEMENT: Highlights of the 2023 Legislative Session

Posted on June 13th, 2023

With the end of the official legislative session, Empire Justice Center shared an overview of highlights of the work achieved, and the work still to be completed.

Read full statement here: Empire Justice Center Issues Highlights of the 2023 Legislative Session

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