Grainy image from footage of officer with arm around a skateboarder's neck. They are both on the floor.

Vero in Vice News on officer use of force on non-violent offense enforcement

Policy Coordinator Verónica Bayetti Flores was featured in Vice News on behalf of Communities United for Police Reform on a story regarding footage of a skateboarder being tackled, choked, and pepper sprayed by an officer. She highlights officers’ routine use

A photograph of the New York County Family Court building

Brendan in The Guardian: A new law to save minors from survival sex will force them into state custody

Brendan Conner, SAS Staff Attorney, has a piece in The Guardian today highlighting Locked In, our newest report in partnership with The Urban Institute.


Andrea in the New York Times: Police Abuse of Trans New Yorkers

Andrea Ritchie, our Senior Policy Counsel, was quoted in a New York Times story on the NYPD’s abuse of transgender New Yorkers.

Our Work

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Youth Leadership Development

  Youth Leadership Development at SAS SAS believes that LGBTQ youth of color are the experts of their own experiences. Through our programming we work to intentionally develop young people in their leadership skills, political analysis, and community engagement. We


Policy Work at SAS SAS works to create opportunities for LGBTQQ youth of color to claim a seat at policy discussion tables as full participants, speak out on their own behalf, act collectively to protect and advance their rights, and

Movement Building

Movement Building at SAS Movement Building is an essential component to the work we do at SAS. We acknowledge that to political changes that we are trying accomplish requires building strong relationships with organizational partners, sharing knowledge within spaces that

Resources for Youth