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1. 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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.