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1. Giving Tuesday is November 29!

(Web Page; Tue Nov 22 14:38:00 CST 2016)

Looking for ways to take ACTION? On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, come together with other people, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world for one common purpose: to support ...

Description: On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, come together with other people, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world for one common purpose: to support organizations that DO GOOD.

2. Remembering 9/11

(Web Page; Fri Sep 09 14:13:00 CDT 2016)

Fifteen years seems like a lifetime ago. That gorgeous blue sky September morning. So many of us gathering in Albany for the first statewide Access to Justice Conference. The top leaders of the New York State Judiciary -- then Chief...

Description: President & CEO Anne Erickson remembers the day none of us will ever forget, 15 years later.

3. It Looks Like Payday Lending Bill Is Off the Table in New York; Consumers Can Breathe a Sigh of Relief…For Now

(Web Page; Tue Apr 30 14:24:00 CDT 2013)

Last week I drafted a piece on the mounting evidence that payday lending is bad for consumers. I am happy to say that I had to throw that piece in the recycle bin.On Monday, Superintendent Ben Lawsky sent a letter to NYS Assembly Speake...

Description: Last week I drafted a piece on the mounting evidence that payday lending is bad for consumers. I am happy to say that I had to throw that piece in the recycle bin.

4. Crime Victims Legal Network Project’s Needs Assessment Survey

(Web Page; Wed Jun 29 15:12:00 CDT 2016)

We are looking for your help! Please complete the Crime Victims’ Legal Network Needs Assessment Survey that will help crime victims seeking civil legal services. You may have come across it already – a hard copy survey in th...

Description: We are looking for your help! Please complete the Crime Victims’ Legal Network Needs Assessment Survey that will help crime victims seeking civil legal services.

5. The Crime Victims Legal Network Project: Moving into the Pilot Phase

(Web Page; Tue Sep 26 10:26:00 CDT 2017)

Last Spring, the Crime Victims Legal Network Project launched a comprehensive needs assessment to better understand the civil legal needs of crime victims in New York State. To the hundreds of crime victims and service providers who com...

Description: Last Spring, the Crime Victims Legal Network Project launched a comprehensive needs assessment to better understand the civil legal needs of crime victims in New York State. To the hundreds of crime victims and service providers who completed surveys or took part in focus groups and in-depth interviews: Thank you! I am overwhelmed and gratified by your participation and excited to share the results with you.

6. TANF at 20: The 1996 "Welfare Reform" and its Impact, Part 3

(Web Page; Fri Mar 24 09:24:00 CDT 2017)

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. The ad...

Description: 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. The advent of the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996 brought us the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families block grant, for better or for worse. Twenty plus years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives on TANF at 20.