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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. 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.”

3. Fall = Fellowship

(Web Page; Tue Sep 04 15:41:00 CDT 2012)

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Here in upstate New York, the sun shines brighter, the air smells cleaner and the leaves begin to turn their gorgeous shades of burnt orange, crimson and gold. As a mom of three school-aged kids,...

Description: The Fall season brings Fellowship to the Empire Justice Center - Now accepting applications for the 2013-15 Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow

4. 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.

5. 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.