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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Nurturing a Passion for Lawyering

(Web Page; Tue Sep 11 11:38:00 CDT 2012)

It’s hard to believe it has been a year since I moved to Rochester to start my career as an attorney and the Hanna S. Cohn Equal Justice Fellow. I can still remember getting the call from Kristi Hughes on the last day of my final ...

Description: Our current Hanna Cohn Fellow shares her perspective on her first year of the fellowship, her Wage Justice Project, living and working in Rochester and more.

4. Summer 2014: A Great Experience for our Diversity Fellow, Tianna Bethune!

(Web Page; Wed Aug 06 14:20:00 CDT 2014)

Written by Tianna Bethune, Empire Justice Center 2014 Diversity Fellow This summer, I had the opportunity to move back to my hometown of Rochester, New York and work with an extraordinary group of attorneys at Empire Justice Center. Wi...

Description: Empire Justice Center's first Diversity Fellow, Tianna Bethune, talks about her work and experiences in the Rochester office.

5. Welfare Program Controversy is All Politics – Not Substance

(Web Page; Tue Aug 21 11:19:00 CDT 2012)

On July 12, the Federal Department of Health and Human Services presented states with an exciting opportunity by offering to waive some of the most restrictive federal welfare rules for states that propose programs that would more effe...

Description: Blog on TANF Waiver Option

6. The Crime Victims Legal Network Project: Moving into the Pilot Phase

(Web Page; Tue Sep 26 10:26:00 CDT 2017)

Last Spring, the Crime Victims Legal Network Project launched a comprehensive needs assessment to better understand the civil legal needs of crime victims in New York State. To the hundreds of crime victims and service providers who com...

Description: Last Spring, the Crime Victims Legal Network Project launched a comprehensive needs assessment to better understand the civil legal needs of crime victims in New York State. To the hundreds of crime victims and service providers who completed surveys or took part in focus groups and in-depth interviews: Thank you! I am overwhelmed and gratified by your participation and excited to share the results with you.

7. 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

8. TANF at 20: A Look Back at the Impact on Immigrants

(Web Page; Fri Sep 30 12:17:00 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: At the time PRWORA passed, I was an attorney working with the Greater Upstate Law Project (GULP), predecessor of Empire Justice Center, focusing primarily on housing issues. PRWORA changed all that. I turned back to an earlier area of my practice, public benefits law, but this time with a focus on how PRWORA impacted immigrants in particular.

9. New York State Legislature Extends Settlement Conferences for Five Years

(Web Page; Tue Jun 17 14:31:00 CDT 2014)

The New York State Legislature last week passed crucial legislation that serves to assist homeowners facing foreclosure. One piece of the legislation is that mandatory foreclosure settlement conferences, set to expire in early 2015, hav...

Description: The New York State Legislature last week passed crucial legislation that serves to assist homeowners facing foreclosure.

10. Directing Cornell’s Legal Aid Clinic: A Fulfilling and Worthwhile Experience!

(Web Page; Wed Dec 11 13:29:00 CST 2013)

This fall, I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a visiting clinical professor at Cornell Law School, where I am directing the Cornell Legal Aid Clinic. I am still working at Empire Justice approximately one day a week, and I will ...

Description: Jonathan Feldman's experiences at Cornell Law School.

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