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ARTICLES

2015 Policy Wrap Up: Domestic Violence
Selected domestic violence-specific or related bills which successfully navigated both houses of the legislature this session. Read More

Hiding in Plain Sight: New York's Address Confidentiality Program
Over the last decade, New York lawmakers have demonstrated their ongoing appreciation for the connection between domestic violence and a victim’s increased need, not only for physical protection, but also for privacy safeguards. Read More

2010 Domestic Violence Legislative Update
The following is a summary of this session’s domestic violence related bills that passed both houses of the New York State Legislature or were recently signed into law by Governor Paterson. Read More

Empire Justice Center 2009-11 Legislative Agenda Scorecard
Empire Justice Center's Legislative Agenda Scorecard for 2009 - 2011 Read More


Confidentiality: Articles



IN THE NEWS

New Law Expands Protections for Domestic Violence Survivors
A new civil rights law will provide domestic violence survivors even greater protection and confidentiality. Read More




POLICY ADVOCACY

Empire Justice Letter of Support for Name Change Legislation
A.2242 (Bronson)/S.5240 (Savino) not only is in line with existing policy, but enhances and clarifies the law for name change applicants who need the benefit of the law’s critical safety protections. Read More

Empire Justice Memo of Support: Provide Critical Privacy Protections to Vulnerable Individuals Who Change Their Names
New York’s legislature has long understood that publication and release of sensitive information in name change proceedings places certain applicants at increased risk of harm - sometimes from the very people that the applicant is specifically seeking safety from. This bill not only is in line with existing policy, but enhances and clarifies the law for name change applicants who need the benefit of the law’s critical safety protections. Read More





NEWSLETTERS

Policy Matters: September 2012
In between juggling children’s summer camps and activities, taking vacations and attending family reunions, Empire Justice Center staff members did a lot of policy work this past summer. We are happy to share what we did in this issue of Policy Matters. Read More

Policy Matters: June 2012
What an incredible year. We are so happy and proud to be able to share with you the great things Empire Justice advocates helped achieve during the course of this legislative session. These accomplishments will help and protect low income New Yorkers, individuals impacted by domestic violence, families facing foreclosure, and those who need, but cannot afford, an attorney to figure out how the law affects their fundamental human needs. Read More