Haub Law Graduate and NYS Assemblywoman Latrice Walker Helps Craft Criminal Justice Reform

April 10, 2019
Latrice Walker

The New York State 2020 Budget includes a lot of legislation changes. A great deal of attention has been paid to congestion pricing, but one of the less reported, but even more important parts of the budget involves criminal justice reform. Haub Law Alumna and New York State Assemblywoman Latrice Walker played an instrumental role in helping to craft the important changes that will reform the bail, discovery, and speedy trial process in New York. Assemblywoman Walker has been pushing for reform of the bail process in New York since introducing similar legislation under A10137A in 2018. On March 31, 2019, Assemblywoman Walker voted to approve the budget, A2009/S1509 and touted it as being able to be part of a legacy moment, which enabled her “to do something on behalf of 84% of New Yorkers who are residing within our criminal justice system who have not been convicted of a crime.”

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