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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. 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.

3. Empire Justice attorney provides pro bono assistance out of Texas detention facility

(Web Page; Tue Nov 24 10:54:00 CST 2015)

Description: Empire Justice staff attorney Amanda Doroshow will be working out of a detention center in Dilley, TX this week, as a volunteer attorney with the CARA Project.

4. Empire Justice emergency response

(Web Page; Thu Feb 02 08:23:00 CST 2017)

Over the last several days, attorneys on our Immigration team were first responders to refugees, asylum seekers, and green card holders, including those that were detained at JFK International Airport after President Trump's Executive Or...

Description: Over the last several days, attorneys on our Immigration team were first responders to refugees, asylum seekers, and green card holders, including those that were detained at JFK International Airport

5. 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.

6. Doing Time in Dilley

(Web Page; Fri Sep 15 14:15:00 CDT 2017)

This blog tells the true story of families seeking asylum in the United States- families that have gone through horrors not meant to be experienced, especially by children. Please be aware that some of the content may be considered gr...

Description: Empire Justice Center Immigrant Rights Attorney Prathiba Desai talks about her experiences helping families being detained at the South Texas Family Residential Center. Family Detention Centers are inhumane, not a solution. With the Trump administration planning to expand detention, these human rights abuses need to be brought to light and these centers need to be closed.

7. 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.