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Empire Justice Testimony: 2016 NYS Joint Budget Hearing on Public Protection
Empire Justice Center's testimony before the joint legislative committees on the 2016-17 Executive Budget proposal regarding Public Protection. New York State must continue to ensure access to justice, regardless of a person's ability to pay for an attorney. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony at the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Human Services
Empire Justice testimony at the Human Services Joint Budget Hearing on February 4, 2014. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony at the NYS Senate Democratic Conference Domestic Violence Forum
Our comments on anti-discrimination protections in housing and public accommodations for victims of domestic violence and legislation aimed at disarming domestic violence perpetrators. Read More

Empire Justice Testimony on Domestic Violence Concerns at Family Courts
Testimony before NYS Bar Association Task Force on the Family Court on domestic violence related concerns. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on Human Services in the 2011-12 Executive Budget Proposal
As New York continues to grapple with the aftermath of the recession, it is essential that we do not forget that there are many among us that are still in its epicenter. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony at the Executive Budget Hearing on Human Services
Testimony before the Joint Legislative Committees on human services in the 2010-2011 executive budget. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on the Governor's Proposed Deficit Reduction Plan
In the Governor’s proposed Deficit Reduction Plan, several funding streams, are slated for substantial cuts that will not only undermine your commitment and the Assembly’s commitment to legal assistance, but will also result in INCREASED costs to the state. Read More

Empire Justice Center Testimony on New York State's TANF Plan: 2009 - 2011
This testimony will focuses on areas that Empire Justice urges OTDA and, if necessary, the legislature and the governor, to adopt an array of changes. These areas are the public assistance gross income eligibility test, the resource test as applied to automobiles, the implementation of the Family Violence Option and the education and training rules. Read More

The Legal Project Testimony at the 2008 Public Protectin Budget Hearing
For many of the victims we help, it comes down to life and death struggles and we must be there to help them. Our program, and the many others who exist to provide civil legal services to those who are truly in need, must be able to rely on support through the New York State Budget. Read More