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1. Full Blog Archive

(Web Page; Tue Oct 01 08:15:00 CDT 2013)

Just Thoughts is the blog of the Empire Justice Center, New York’s statewide, multi-issue, multi-strategy public interest law firm focused on changing the “systems” within which poor ...

Description: Complete archive of blog posts for the Empire Justice Center Blog.

2. Bringing awareness to the many civil legal needs of crime victims

(Web Page; Tue Jan 12 13:45:00 CST 2016)

When you hear the words “crime victim,” what images immediately come to mind? Someone who was mugged or assaulted, or who had their property stolen or damaged? Someone who sustained injuries – physically or emotio...

Description: Crime victims may have medical, landlord-tenant, employment, child-support, and possible identity theft issues to worry about, in addition to any criminal court matter. Fortunately, the recently-created NYS Crime Victims Legal Network Project will bring awareness to the many civil legal needs of crime victims while also helping victims access civil legal assistance.

3. Blog Archives

(Web Page; Tue Jul 17 14:29:00 CDT 2012)

Description: Blog Archives Page

4. A Peek at a New Resource for Domestic Violence Victims who are Limited English Proficient

(Web Page; Thu Nov 07 11:33:00 CST 2013)

A Peek at a New Resource for Domestic Violence Victims who are Limited English Proficient Imagine for a moment that you are the victim of domestic violence and are enduring the ongoing physical and emotional violence of your abusive...

Description: Seeking protection from Domestic Violence in New York's Family Court. Information for Immigrant Victims with Limited English Proficiency

5. 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.

6. Calling All Victim Advocates!

(Web Page; Tue Oct 31 09:08:00 CDT 2017)

As the weather turns cooler and the beauty of the foliage enchants, as the scent of pumpkin spice fills the air and Halloween candy is ever-present, remember to wear purple to raise awareness about domestic violence, and consider volun...

Description: An update on the Crime Victims Legal Network from Remla Parthasarathy. We're looking for volunteers to help us test the new CVLN website.

7. 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.

8. 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.”

9. 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.

10. TANF at 20: A Look Back at the Impact on Immigrants

(Web Page; Fri Sep 30 12:17:00 CDT 2016)

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: At the time PRWORA passed, I was an attorney working with the Greater Upstate Law Project (GULP), predecessor of Empire Justice Center, focusing primarily on housing issues. PRWORA changed all that. I turned back to an earlier area of my practice, public benefits law, but this time with a focus on how PRWORA impacted immigrants in particular.

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