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1. Long Island Immigrant Children's Project: Much Accomplished, More to Do!

(Web Page; Thu May 28 15:03:00 CDT 2015)

Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Founda...

Description: Advocates from Empire Justice Center’s Long Island office recently met with a wide range of local advocacy and social services organizations under the leadership of the Long Island Health and Welfare Council and the Hagedorn Foundation.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. TANF at 20: The 1996 “Welfare Reform” and its Impact, Part 1

(Web Page; Wed Aug 24 09:05:00 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.

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.