Legal Information and Services
Advocates for Children
T: 800-427-6033 or 212-947-9779
Provides legal advice and representation for special education and suspension/expulsion.
Bronx Defenders Family Defense Project
T: 800-597-7980 or 718-838-7878
Provides legal representation and preventive advocacy to parents facing neglect and abuse allegations in Bronx Family Court.
Center for Family Representation
Provides legal representation and preventive advocacy to parents facing neglect and abuse allegations in Manhattan Family Court.
Provides legal advice, representation and counseling for young women experiencing domestic violence and/or dating violence. The Community Education Program offers interactive, law-based workshops that educate youth in public school classes, after-school programs and foster care group homes; trains social service providers, teachers and parents on domestic violence and the law. The Legal Services Program provides free and confidential information, advocacy and representation in family and criminal courts to youth ages 12 to 22. The Peer Leadership Program organizes students and builds leadership skills among college-aged youth. Students educate their peers, design education systems, develop materials, and perform outreach and advocacy.
The Door’s Legal Services Center
T: 212-941-9090 ext.3280
Legal advice and representation for immigration, housing, public benefits and foster care issues.
Lawyers For Children
555 Broome Street
New York, NY 10012
Provides legal representation for children andyouth in foster care.
The Legal Aid Society
Offices located in all 5 boroughs
T: 212-577-3300 (main number)
Legal Aid’s Juvenile Rights Practice provides legal representation for children and youth in child protective, termination of parental rights, Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) or delinquency cases. The Civil Practice offers legal assistance for issues relating to housing, health care, public benefits, domestic violence, family law, immigration, employment, and consumer law issues. The Criminal Practice represents
defendants in criminal matters.
Legal Services NYC
T: 212-431-7200 (main number)
Provides legal assistance for issues related to family, housing, benefits, consumer rights,
education, senior citizens, domestic violence, predatory lending practices, immigrants, and
people with HIV.
Legal Services NYC — Bronx Family Law Unit
Provides legal representation and preventive advocacy to parents who live in the Bronx and are facing neglect and abuse allegations in Family Court.
Legal Services NYC — Brooklyn Family Defense Project
Provides legal representation and preventive advocacy to parents facing neglect and abuse allegations in Brooklyn Family Court.
Legal Services NYC — Queens Family Law Unit
Provides legal representation and preventive advocacy for parents who live in Queens and are facing neglect and abuse allegations in Family Court.
New York Legal Assistance Group
T: 212-613-5000 ext. 3
Provides legal advice on public assistance, family law and immigration issues.
350 Broadway, Room 400
New York NY
Call Information hotline: 212-343-1122
Provides multilingual Legal Resource Guides that give step-by-step information on the law and how the Courts work. Call the Telephone Hotline or send a question to the email Hotline. Operates Education & Information Sites located in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens Family Courthouses. Family Legal Center supports unrepresented Family Court litigants.
Sanctuary for Families
T: 212-349-6009 ext. 246
Provides legal advice, representation and counseling for women and children experiencing domestic violence and victims of sex trafficking.
Urban Justice Center
T: 718-875-5062; 646-602-5600
Legal clinic for public assistance, food stamps and benefits issues
Tuesdays 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 795 Lexington Ave.
Domestic violence project, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/ Transgender youth project (Peter Cicchino Youth Project). For more legal referrals, see the website: http://www.LawHelp.org/NY