NYC Needs Thousands of Apartments for the Formerly Incarcerated. 50 Face Furious Opposition

2022-12-05T17:32:24+00:00December 5th, 2022|News|

City Limits

"Nearly every single person on Rikers Island will be released at some point. And when they get out, they will need a place to live, said Darren Mack, a formerly incarcerated organizer with the Freedom Agenda project of the Urban Justice Center."

NYC Dept. of Homeless Services fails to connect homeless people to proper resources, officials say

2022-12-05T17:55:01+00:00December 2nd, 2022|News|

Head Topics

“The thousands of sweeps that the city has conducted are horrific and are part and parcel of the city’s war on poor and homeless New Yorkers,” said Karim Walker, an organizer and outreach worker at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center."

How forced hospitalization of ‘mentally ill’ people will work in New York

2022-12-05T18:02:17+00:00December 1st, 2022|News|

Good Worker's News

"The NYPD has long been accused of mistreating and criminalizing citizens with mental illness or in crisis, according to previous reports from the [Mental Health Project of the] Urban Justice Center, New York University and more."

Turkey Day at Rikers

2022-12-05T17:38:49+00:00December 1st, 2022|News|

Amsterdam News

“Anna Pastoressa, a founding member of a leading campaign to close Rikers, Freedom Agenda, felt Adams’ comments calling detainees “some of the most violent offenders in the city” mischaracterized those actually held in the infamous jail... “These are presumably innocent people according to our Constitution and they are innocent until proven guilty.”

Mayor Adams’ homeless encampment sweeps result in just 115 people entering NYC shelters

2022-12-05T17:47:48+00:00November 30th, 2022|News|

Gothamist

“Sweeps are traumatizing and downright violent. The thousands of sweeps that the city has conducted are horrific and are part and parcel of the city’s war on poor and homeless New Yorkers,” said Karim Walker, an organizer and outreach worker at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center.

Mayor Adams’ new plan to force treatment upon homeless mentally ill draws criticism and praise

2022-12-05T17:45:33+00:00November 29th, 2022|News|

Yahoo News

"Craig Hughes, a senior social worker at the nonprofit Safety Net Project [of the UJC], said Adams should focus on getting homeless New Yorkers into supportive housing — where they can access social services in addition to shelter — instead of hospitalizing “people for being poor in public.”

Mayor Adams’ new plan to force treatment upon homeless mentally ill draws criticism and praise

2022-11-30T14:21:41+00:00November 29th, 2022|News|

NY Daily News

"Craig Hughes, a senior social worker at the nonprofit Safety Net Project [of the Urban Justice Center], said Adams should focus on getting homeless New Yorkers into supportive housing — where they can access social services in addition to shelter — instead of hospitalizing “people for being poor in public.”

Coalition Letter On Privacy and Free Expression Threats in Kids Online Safety Act

2022-11-28T20:33:24+00:00November 28th, 2022|News|

CDT

We, the undersigned organizations [including SWP], believe that the privacy, online safety, and digital well-being of children should be protected. However, S. 3663, the “Kids Online Safety Act” (KOSA), would undermine those goals for all people, but especially children, by effectively forcing providers to use invasive filtering and monitoring tools; jeopardizing private, secure communications; incentivizing increased data collection on children and adults; and undermining the delivery of critical services to minors by public agencies like schools.