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Empire Justice Center's recent annual reports, brochures, manuals, reports, and periodicals including the Legal Services Journal and the DAP News, are posted here.  To view an older version of these sections please follow the links in the menu on the left.




Annual Report 2016
August 10, 2017
We are thrilled to release our 2016 Annual Report, demonstrating the substantial progress we've made making the law work for all New Yorkers, not just those that can afford it. Read More



Know Your Rights: A Guide to Fighting Discrimination Against Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming New Yorkers Under the New York State Human Rights Law   Transgender and gender-nonconforming people in New York State are now clearly protected by our Human Rights Law (HRL), thanks to new regulations issued earlier this year. Our NEW GUIDE explains what gender identity-based discrimination might look like, and how to exercise your rights under the HRL.   Read More
NYRL Report: Divergent Paths  Divergent Paths reveals wide variations in the implementation of foreclosure settlement conference rules. The wide variations in implementation have the potential to leave tens of thousands of New Yorkers at heightened risk of losing their homes.  Read More
Turn up the Heat: It’s Time to Raise New York’s Shelter and Fuel Allowances  Turn up the Heat illustrates how the public assistance shelter and fuel allowances are so far out of step with the actual costs of housing and heating, they are pushing many financially fragile New Yorkers out of homes and into homelessness.  Read More


The Affordable Care Act: Impact on New York State  An overview of the Affordable Care Act's approach to reforming the health care system.  Read More
Tool Kit for Community Health Centers- Helping Patients Access Medicaid  This tool kit provides fact sheets and forms on ten different topics related to helping patients access Medicaid coverage or other help with paying for health care services.  Read More
SSI Extension for Refugee  2008 Extension of Time Period for SSI Eligibility of Humanitarian-based Immigrants  Read More




Policy Matters July 2017: Session Wrap :
Empire Justice Center's latest edition of Policy Matters. Read More

Disability Law News - July 2017 :
The Disability Law News is a quarterly newsletter published for DAP Advocates. In this issue, we summarize a policy change by SSA that exempts tax refund collection for old debts. Several new regulations, administrative decisions and court decisions are also discussed. Read More