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RUHI MAKER APPOINTED TO CFPB CONSUMER ADVISORY BOARD

Empire Justice Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Ruhi Maker to a three-year term on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Read More.

TANF at 20: The 1996 “Welfare Reform” and its Impact, Part 1

Since 1973, some incarnation of Empire Justice Center has been fighting for low income and disenfranchised New Yorkers' rights. We've seen many changes and weathered many storms, including the so-called "welfare reform" of 1996. Twenty years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives of TANF at 20. First up, Don Friedman, Senior Attorney in our Public Benefits Practice Group. Read More

SEEKING PROTECTION FROM DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NEW YORK STATE'S FAMILY COURTS

Now available in seven languages: updated resource that provides answers to frequently asked questions about how to obtain an order of protection and to fully access Family Court for immigrant victims of domestic violence with limited English proficiency. Read More.

NEW KNOW YOUR RIGHTS GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE

Our newest guide explains how the New York State Human Rights Law protects transgender and gender-nonconforming people. Read More.

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