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Solomon joins new DA’s transition team

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Joy Solomon is known by many for her work as director and managing attorney for the Weinberg Center for Elder Justice. But now she’ll have a chance to wear another hat while continuing to promote elder justice into New York City’s suburbs.

Solomon was named to the transition team of Mimi Rocah, recently elected as Westchester County’s new district attorney.

Solomon founded the Weinberg Center at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in 2004. Before that, she was director of elder abuse services at the Pace Women’s Justice Center, and an assistant district attorney in Manhattan.

The Weinberg Center is comprised of a multi-disciplinary professional team that brings together expertise in the law, therapeutic and social services, and public health to identify existing knowledge and service gaps, according to a release.

Solomon — a frequent speaker and writer on the issues of elder justice — was awarded the National Crime Victims Service Award by the U.S. Department of Justice in 2017.

Rocah takes office Jan. 1.

 

Women’s grassroots group endorses Haller

Jessica Haller has picked up the endorsement of 21 in ‘21 in her effort to succeed Andrew Cohen on the city council.

The group is working to elect at least 21 women to the city council in 2021.

“From the devastation of a global pandemic to the inspiring groundswell of the Black Lives Matter movement, we must ensure women are fully represented on the ... city council and leading us toward a more just and equitable future,” according to a statement from the 21 in ‘21 board. “Having moms with young children in public office will change the conversation and priorities at the decision-making table.”

Voters are expected to decide in March among Haller, Eric Dinowitz, Mino Lora, Abigail Martin, Dan Padernacht, Marcos Sierra, and the newest candidate, Carlton Berkley.

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