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Media / April 29, 2019

How the Mayor and NYPD Must Step Up for Sexual Assault Accountability

Not nearly enough has been done to improve New York City’s response to sexual assault in the one year since the New York City Department of Investigation (DOI) issued a blistering report on how the NYPD was failing to make sexual assault response a priority. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s primary response to the report has been to question its accuracy.

Blog / April 29, 2019

When will NYC finally take rape seriously?

Just over a year ago the NYC Department of Investigations released a scathing report about the NYPD's chronic underinvestment in its Special Victims Division and the problems this created for handling sex crimes investigations. We take a closer look at what changes have been made and what still needs to be done.

Media / April 18, 2019

Abortion Rights Foes Have Weaponized Zoning Regulations. Here’s How.

Using zoning rules to hinder access to abortion services has picked up momentum as an anti-choice strategy on the local level. Reproductive rights advocates have a plan to fight back.