90% of our youth, the most vulnerable members of our communities, waive their Miranda Rights when confronted by police. This surrender of their rights leaves them subject to police coercion, false confessions, and ultimately wrongful convictions. Join us in calling on lawmakers to end this by passing State Bill S2800/A5891

End Unlawful Interrogations
Pass Bill S2800/A5891

Right Now the Police Can:

  • Interrogate children without their parents or legal guardians present.
  • Lie to children to persuade them to waive their Miranda rights.
  • Question children without telling the youth or their guardians the reason for the questioning.

Changes Under S2800C/A5891C

  • Mandate counsel be provided to youth under 18 before interrogation occurs.
  • Consultation with counsel cannot be waived by youth or their families.
  • Any statement obtained in violation of the above cannot be used against the youth at trial.

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Our Partners

  • #LetMyPeopleGoNow!
  • A Little Piece Of Light
  • ALAA
  • Alliance for Quality Education
  • Alliance of Families for Justice
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Antioch Baptist Church
  • Antioch Baptist Church of Corona
  • Black Freedom Project
  • Breaking the Chains Of Your Mind
  • BronxConnect
  • The Bronx Defenders
  • Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
  • Brooklyn Defender Services
  • The Brotherhood Sister Sol
  • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
  • Center for Appellate Litigation
  • Center for Community Alternatives
  • Center for Disability Rights
  • Center for Family Representation
  • Chautauqua County Public Defender Office
  • Chemung County Public Advocate
  • Chief Defenders Association of New York
  • Children’s Defense Fund-New York
  • The Children’s Law Center
  • Citizens’ Committee for Children
  • Coalition for Homeless Youth
  • Congregation Beth Elohim, Dismantling Racism Team
  • Covenant House New York
  • Daughters4Justice*
  • The Door
  • Drama Club
  • Equality New York
  • Esperanza NY, Inc.
  • Exalt
  • Fair Trials (Americas)
  • Faith @ Work Christian Church
  • Families Together in New York State
  • The Fortune Society
  • Freedom Agenda, Urban Justice Center
  • The Gathering for Justice
  • The Gault Center
  • Genesee County Public Defender office
  • Getting Out and Staying Out
  • Girls for Gender Equity
  • Innocence Project
  • The Interfaith Center of New York*
  • JCCA
  • Judah International Christian Center, Inc,
  • Justice For Families
  • Latino Pastoral Action Center, Inc.
  • Lawyers For Children
  • Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.
  • The Legal Aid Society
  • Legal Aid Society of Nassau County
  • The Legal Aid Society of Rochester
  • Legal Aid Society of Westchester County
  • Life Camps Incorporated
  • Livingston County Public Defender
  • Make the Road New York
  • Marsha P. Johnson Institute
  • The Micah Institute*
  • Monroe County Public Defender’s Office
  • Mothers of the Nations US
  • Mott Haven Reformed Church
  • Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem
  • New Hour-Long Island
  • New York Civil Liberties Union
  • New York County Defender Services
  • New York Faith Leaders for Criminal Justice Reform*
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New York State Defenders Association, Inc.
  • NJJN
  • NNLB United
  • NYC-DSA Religion & Socialism Working Group*
  • NYU Family Defense Clinic
  • Onondaga County Assigned Counsel Program
  • Ontario County Office of the Conflict Defender
  • Ontario County Public Defender
  • Parent Legislative Action Network (PLAN)
  • Park Avenue Christian Church
  • Power Praise and Deliverance, Inc
  • Queens Defenders
  • Recovery House of Worship Brooklyn
  • Safe Horizon
  • Schenectady County Public Defender’s Office
  • Scientist Action and Advocacy Network
  • Seneca County Public Defender’s Office
  • Social Justice Network
  • St. John’s University School of Law Child Advocacy Clinic
  • Tompkins County Assigned Counsel
  • Trellis Community Development
  • United Missionary Baptist church
  • V-Day
  • Wayne County Public Defender
  • WCJA
  • Women’s Prison Association
  • Youth Defense Center, Inc.
  • Youth Law & Psychology Lab, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Youth Over Guns
  • Youth Power!
  • Youth Represent
  • Youth Over Guns
  • Youth Power!
  • Youth Represent

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