CDANY Documents & Letters


  • April 2021 - CDANY Memo of Support for NYS Legislature Bills S1279/A5689; S1281/A5688; and S1280/A5687 - Legislation that would 

    uphold the right to a court-appointed lawyer for purposes of pursuing an appeal in a criminal proceeding; the right of a defendant to challenge, on appeal, the admissibility of questionable evidence; and the right to seek appellate review regarding the fairness and reasonableness of a sentence: CDANYRttoAppeal428.pdf

  • April 2021 - CDANY Memo of Support for NYS Legislature Bill S.2888/A.2266, a bill to raise the criminal mischief monetary

    threshold set in 1915: CDANYCrimMischiefMemo.pdf

  • March 2021 - CDANY Letter calling for the expansion of COVID-19 vaccination eligibility: CDANYVaccineLetter.pdf
  • March 2021 -   CDANY Memo of Support for the Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act: CDANY2021HALTMOS.pdf
  • January 2021 - CDANY Memo of Support for the Survivors of Trafficking Attaining Relief Together (START) Act: CDANYSTARTMemo.pdf


  • December 2020 - CDANY joint statement with NYSACDL & NYSDA calling on Governor Cuomo to sign the Driver’s License Suspension Reform Act: JointDefenderMemoDLBill.pdf
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