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Judge goes to bat for homeless in City Court

From the Times Union, Aug. 22 2017 by Robert Gavin

“City Court Judge Holly Trexler, left, who launched a program for a homeless advocate in City Court, stands outside courthouse at 1 Morton Ave. on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, besides Liz Hitt, executive director of the Homeless and Travelers Aid Society and Tyrone Coleman, a navigator for HATAS who will serve as the homeless advocate in the courthouse on Mondays and Thursdays. The judge and HATAS collaborated to bring about the new program, which will work to find homeless defendants a place to live, assess their situation and work with county public defenders and prosecutors to prevent a revolving of homeless defendants repeatedly returning to court for low-level offenses.”

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