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Legislative Memo: Promoting Pre-Trial Stability Act

During New York Criminal Court arraignment – the first appearance on a case – judges issue full temporary orders of protection (TOPs) as a matter of course on nearly every case if there is a complainant. These orders exclude people from their homes and jobs, which has immense consequences for the most marginalized New Yorkers, including young people, criminalized survivors of violence, non-citizens, and people with limited resources that become homeless. To correct this inequity, the NYCLU urges the legislature to pass the PromPT Stability Act.

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