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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.

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

November 29th, 2022|

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

November 29th, 2022|

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

November 28th, 2022|

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. 

Letter: 90+ LGBTQ and human rights organizations oppose KOSA

November 28th, 2022|

Fight for hte Future

"While KOSA has laudable goals, it also presents significant unintended consequences that threaten the privacy, safety, and access to information rights of young people and adults alike. We urge members of Congress not to move KOSA forward this session..." - Signed by the Sex Worker’s Project of the Urban Justice Center and many other non-profits

‘Digitized Love’: How Prison Mail Bans Harm Incarcerated People

November 26th, 2022|

Rolling Stone

"Brian, a longtime activist [with UJC’s Freedom Agenda] who served a year in New York’s Rikers Island in 2006 and then two shorter stints years later for parole violations, says he is 17 months sober thanks to 12-step programs. “You’re not gonna keep drugs out of anywhere,” he says. “Instead of spending all that time and resources, they’d be way better spent and more effective put into education programs, self-help programs, 12-step programs. That’s what’s gonna get people off drugs.”