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Take Action: Community Health Advocates at Risk

Community Health Advocates (CHA), New York State's free health care consumer assistance program, urgently needs $1.5 million in additional funding to help New Yorkers obtain and navigate health coverage, access low-cost or free care, solve billing issues, fight for their health care rights, and more. Read More

Empire Justice Center 2017 State Budget Priorities

As New Yorkers, we unite around the concepts of liberty, equality and opportunity. In 2017, Empire Justice Center’s top priorities will be focused on identifying and fostering ways to strengthen New York’s laws, our communities, and each other, to protect justice for ALL New Yorkers. Read More

2016 New York State Budget Wrap

All of the funding outcomes for Empire Justice Center's funding priorities for the 2016 New York State budget season. Read More

2016 NYS Budget Wrap: Civil Legal Services

Funding outcomes for Civil Legal Services in the 2016 New York State budget season. Read More

Empire Justice Center 2016 State Policy Priorities

Shelter, heat, food, economic stability. Health and home care, fair wages, freedom from discrimination. Empire Justice Center's 2016 Policy Priorities are meant to highlight several of the most important ways New York State can recommit to providing a strong foundation on which all New York families have the opportunity to build toward the American Dream, right here in our state. Read More

Empire Justice Center 2015 State Policy Priorities

All New Yorkers, particularly the most vulnerable, should have an equal opportunity to pursue justice and the road to prosperity. For too many of us, this is not an option. To work toward achieving these goals, New York must make investments and statutory changes in 2015. Read More

New York State Coalition for More Family Court Judges

Coalition Releases Video Documenting Inadequate Family Court Resources Close the Doors to Justice for Children and Families Read More

Empire Justice Center 2014 State Policy Priorities

Empire Justice Center 2014 State Policy Priorities Read More

Civil Legal Services Funding State Budget Outcomes

Legislative funding for civil legal services and domestic violence legal services was maintained and OCA funding included as requested in enacted state budget. Read More

Legislative Update: 2012 Budget Outcomes

As the New York State budget process draws to a close, Empire Justice Center is pleased to share with you several exciting achievements that will have a positive impact on low income New Yorkers. Read More