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Public Benefits and Non-Parent Caregivers: A Review of Financial Support

Posted on April 9th, 2021

Public Benefits and Non-Parent Caregivers: A Review of Financial Support is a resource for non-parent caregivers and their advocates to find information on child care subsidies, temporary assistance, Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Supplemental Security Incomes (SSI), special rent subsidies, Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and many other programs that non-parent caregivers can access to get the financial support they need to make sure the children they care for are safe, fed, housed, healthy, and happy.

Read the full resource here: Public Benefits and Non-Parent Caregivers: A Review of Financial Support


Free Legal Resources for Victims of Crime

Posted on October 5th, 2020

Free Legal Services for Victims of Crimes


Seeking Protection from Domestic Violence in New York’s Family Court

Posted on September 30th, 2017

Information for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence with Limited English Proficiency.

All too often, victims of domestic violence find the court system overwhelming and confusing as they attempt to seek help and some degree of protection from an abuser.  This is an even bigger issue for immigrants, who may not speak English very well or at all. In addition to the very real fear of retribution from the abuser, concerns about possible deportation or other immigration issues may prevent these victims from seeking help from law enforcement or the courts, trapping them in a vicious cycle of abuse due to mistrust or anxiety.

In an effort to help alleviate barriers for domestic violence victims with limited English proficiency, Empire Justice Center has developed a resource that provides answers to frequently asked questions about how to obtain an order of protection and to fully access Family Court.

The brochure is now available in the top seven languages in which interpreters are sought in the NYS Courts, as well as in English:

Arabic

English

French

Haitian Creole

Polish

Russian

Simplified Chinese

Spanish


Wage Justice Project for Low-Wage & Immigrant Workers Brochure

Posted on July 30th, 2012

Learn about the Wage Justice Project for low wage and immigrant workers. Learn your workplace rights and how to protect them. Contact us for free legal help.

Download the brochure in English

Download the brochure in Spanish