A coalition of LGBTQ and survivor advocacy groups on Monday pushed back against efforts to change coming reforms to the state’s criminal justice law system.

The groups in a statement backed ending cash bail for misdemeanor and non-violent felony charges as well as changes to the pre-trial procedures for access to evidence.

The push back is push back itself in part to the efforts by local district attorneys and law enforcement as well as some state lawmakers who want to delay the measures being implemented.

“We are acutely aware that too often, survivors’ experiences are exploited when prosecutors work to pass laws to give themselves broad discretion and leverage in court in order to increase convictions,” the groups said in an open statement. “Every day, we hear from survivors that what they really need is economic stability, housing, health care, and trauma-informed services.

“If District Attorneys are interested in supporting survivors, they need to listen to us and fight for emergency shelter and long-term housing, economic justice, and access to robust healthcare.”

Signing onto the statement included Girls for Gender Equity, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexial & Transgender Community Center, New Hour for Women & Children Long Island and the NYC Anti-Violence Project.