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1. 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.

2. Blog Archives

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3. 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.

4. Assisting Non-Custodial Parents to Modify Child Support and Arrears Payments

(Web Page; Wed Jul 02 15:07:00 CDT 2014)

Legal services providers and community agencies throughout New York State are seeing an alarming increase in the number of very low income parents burdened with onerous child support obligations and arrears debt that adversely affect the...

Description: Legal services providers and community agencies throughout New York State are seeing an alarming increase in the number of very low income parents burdened with onerous child support obligations and arrears debt that adversely affect their ability to avoid homelessness, remain employed, cope with illness and disability, and maintain a relationship with their children.

5. TANF at 20: The 1996 “Welfare Reform” and its Impact, Part 2

(Web Page; Thu Sep 15 15:00:00 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: 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 years later, New York families are still living in poverty. We present to you our perspectives of TANF at 20.