Skip to Main Content

Displaying results 1 - 10 of 11 items found.

1 2 Next

1. Volunteer to Help Hardworking Families!!

(Web Page; Mon Dec 10 10:51:00 CST 2012)

The holiday season brings out the volunteer spirit in all of us. But for most of us it’s also an extremely busy time of year. So why not make a commitment today to volunteer during tax season after the holidays! C.A.S.H. [Cre...

Description: Want to give back to the community, but don't have time during this busy time of year? Volunteering for C.A.S.H. is the opportunity for you.

2. Working for Workers: Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow takes on wage theft, bolsters workers' rights

(Web Page; Fri Mar 25 15:02:00 CDT 2016)

Empire Justice Center is excited to welcome the 2015-17 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow Elizabeth Koo to the Workers’ Rights Project. Elizabeth, a community organizer-turned-community lawyer, credits the unjustifiable experi...

Description: In addition to representing low-income individuals in wage theft and discrimination cases and providing know-your-rights workshops and community legal education trainings throughout the Rochester community, Koo will be advocating on a statewide level. Namely, she will be building coalition strength around the Securing Wages Earned Against Theft (SWEAT) bill, which will provide essential tools to victims of wage theft and help workers collect on court-awarded judgments for stolen wages.

3. D-SNAP update – New York City and Long Island

(Web Page; Thu Dec 13 09:01:00 CST 2012)

New York City: The Human Resources Administration (HRA) has gotten approval to operate a Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP), for one week beginning on Wednesday, December 12th. D-SNAP will help thousands of N...

Description: D-SNAP update – New York City and Long Island

4. Bilingual Orders of Protection to be Issued on Long Island

(Web Page; Wed Feb 24 14:12:00 CST 2016)

Empire Justice Center and other advocacy groups that support domestic violence survivors were thrilled to learn that family courts on Long Island began issuing bilingual Orders of Protection in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Russian on J...

Description: The availability of bilingual OPs will improve the safety of Long Island residents and may save lives.

5. Welfare, Work Rules and Education: The 2014 Changes

(Web Page; Thu Jul 03 11:44:00 CDT 2014)

With the 2013-2014 state legislative session over, we are excited to share news of expanded access to education and training for welfare recipients, a long-time priority for Empire Justice and for me personally. As is often the case for...

Description: With the 2013-2014 state legislative session over, we are excited to share news of expanded access to education and training for welfare recipients, a long-time priority for Empire Justice and for me personally.

6. Working for Justice: Beginning with Inspiration

(Web Page; Mon Jul 31 10:53:00 CDT 2017)

Written by Emily Miron, Policy InternIn the beginning of the summer, my mother gave me a beautifully framed poem about justice and finding one’s passion by author and artist, Mary Ann Radmacher. The opening stanzas pose important ...

Description: Emily Miron, Empire Justice Center Policy Intern, talks about what inspires her to work for justice and SWEAT- one of the issues she worked on during the 2017 Legislative Session.

7. C.A.S.H. Volunteers Claim $25 Million for Working Families in Monroe County

(Web Page; Thu May 16 08:29:00 CDT 2013)

Last week, I had the privilege of celebrating another successful tax season with C.A.S.H. [1] volunteers. This was our 11th year of providing free tax prep services to working families in Monroe County. From January through April, near...

Description: From January through April, nearly 500 volunteers helped complete more than 13,000 federal and NYS tax returns, claiming more than $25 million in tax refunds and credits.

8. Empire Justice Center to “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes”

(Web Page; Thu Oct 03 14:34:00 CDT 2013)

On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Alternatives for Battered Women, Monroe County’s licensed domestic violence organization, will hold its annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at Ontario Beach Park. The Rochester offic...

Description: On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Alternatives for Battered Women will hold its annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event at Ontario Beach Park, and a team from the Rochester office of Empire Justice Center will be there. Read this to learn more about the event and our domestic violence advocacy work.

9. Bringing Together Language Access Advocates on Long Island

(Web Page; Thu Nov 07 11:29:00 CST 2013)

For many years, I have worked as a legal advocate and social worker with immigrant communities on Long Island. During this time, I have witnessed the many difficulties which my clients have experienced in negotiating the system, obtaini...

Description: On Friday, November 15th at Touro Law Center in Central Islip, LILAC will hold its second annual conference, “Navigating a Roadmap for Language Access: Celebrating Our Successes, Addressing Our Challenges.”

10. Happy DAP Thank You Day!

(Web Page; Mon Apr 28 12:21:00 CDT 2014)

Monday, April 28th is “DAP Thank You Day.” Since there is a possibility that some folks don’t celebrate this holiday, we thought an explanation might be helpful. Let’s start with the basics.What is DAP? New Yor...

Description: Monday, April 28th is “DAP Thank You Day.” Since there is a possibility that some folks don’t celebrate this holiday, we thought an explanation might be helpful. Let’s start with the basics.

1 2 Next