With tweaks, could Clean Slate have a chance in 2023?

New York lawmakers have been trying to pass legislation to expunge old criminal records since 2020 – and this year they’ve made some concessions.

Schumer joins nonprofits for legislative briefing

Nonprofit New York hosted the meeting with the Senate majority leader


Advocates call for the passage of Daniel’s Law in Albany

The legislation if passed would remove police officers as first responders to mental health crises.

Advocacy groups

Will Hochul come around on supervised injection sites?

The governor didn’t talk much about addiction services in her State of the State, but advocates are pushing her to allow more facilities for medically supervised injection of illegal drugs.

Runaway and homeless youth can now consent to their own healthcare

Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the bill last month, which includes the ability to consent to gender-affirming care.

Advocates call for passage of Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole bills

Proponents will be heading to Albany to push for the criminal justice reform legislation.

The bills nonprofits are advocating for this upcoming legislative session

From the Elder Parole and Fair & Timely Parole bills to medication abortion access on CUNY and SUNY campuses, nonprofits are working this legislative session to get these bills passed.


Survey: Asian American community members want diverse and integrated schools

A Coalition for Asian American Children and Families report found positive interest in school integration within the AAPI community.


Housing Works opens New York’s first recreational marijuana dispensary

Proceeds go towards helping the nonprofit fulfill its mission. Here’s everything you need to know.

HELP USA’s COO joins Adams administration

Karen Ford, who is stepping down to head the Mayor’s Office of Nonprofit Services, will be succeeded by Daniel Farrell, the organization’s senior vice president overseeing homeless services.

Citymeals on Wheels delivers to elderly New Yorkers for the holidays

The nonprofit brought food to more than 16,000 homebound persons.


Tenants’ rights advocates and lawmakers tout legislative agenda

Activists, elected officials and tenants rallied outside the governor’s Manhattan office to launch their legislative campaign to protect renters.


Rally held in support of medication abortions on college campuses

New legislation would require health centers on all SUNY and CUNY schools to make the pill available to students.

New York nonprofits say they’re suffering the worst staffing shortage in years

Organizations blame the shortfall on post-COVID-19 upheaval, a wage rise in Starbucks-type jobs and not enough public funding to offer higher salaries.

How do nonprofits feel about Adams’ involuntary removal policy?

Some advocates believe the new policy will not be effective and propose other solutions.

Ask the Experts: Will Eric Adams’ mandate to involuntarily hospitalize mentally ill persons work?

Mental health professionals offered mixed reviews on the mandate which already has caused a backlash with advocates for persons suffering from mental illness.