Here you can read the latest press from all of our Projects, and find out about the tremendous work we’re doing every day.

Each of these stories represents lives changed for the better, and we are so proud of our staff for their dedication to the people they serve.

The Gilgo Beach Suspect May Have Hunted Them. Now They’re Key Witnesses.

October 1st, 2023|

New York Times

In 2011, the Manhattan-based Sex Workers Project was approached by Suffolk police officials hoping to get escorts to come forward with information, said Crystal DeBoise, the project’s co-director at the time. ​​The group was eager to help solve the case, one that had deeply upset the local “sex work community,” she said.

Grassroots Leaders’ Perspectives on Advancing Criminal Legal Reform and Sustaining Movement Support

September 29th, 2023|

Philanthropy NY

“I'd like to highlight the issue of foundations cutting back on funding for mass incarceration reform efforts. Campaigns in this space often span multiple years, yet many grants are awarded for only one or two years." - Darren Mack, Freedom Agenda

Vulnerable New Yorkers Suffer as Some Services Decline Under Mayor Adams

September 29th, 2023|

New York Times

"Ms. Ramos, who was assisted by the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, said she was relieved when her food stamps arrived last week, the day after The New York Times asked city officials to comment on her case."

New Bill Would Bring More Transparency to Deaths in DOC Custody

September 28th, 2023|

News 12

"If passed, the DOC would be given specific procedures to follow after someone dies in custody...It's a move that that could have saved [Freedom Agenda member] Tamara Carter a lot of heartbreak. Her son, Brandon Rodriguez, died in custody in August 2021. She says it took a week to receive any information about his death."