Affirming LGBTQ+ Rights We defend LBGTQ+ group members from abuse and discrimination in housing, legal/juvenile justice, foster care, health care, and educational techniques with litigation, schooling, and policy. Defending the Accused & Incarcerated We defend purchasers in trial, appellate, and submit-conviction issues. Empowering People with Disability & Health Issues We present legal help on a range of health care, incapacity rights, and discrimination issues. Engaging & Investing in Communities We present illustration, schooling, advocacy, and different support to foster grassroots neighborhood growth. Fighting for Racial Equity We fight for racial justice in the courts and in our communities via outreach, training, and legal representation. Lifting the Voices of Children & Adolescents We characterize kids and youth in household courtroom, present appellate and educational advocacy, help with divorce and domestic violence cases, and pursue system-broad reform. Preventing Homelessness & Saving Homes We present crucial authorized providers to homeless households and individuals in New York and work to forestall homelessness and displacement by making certain entry to inexpensive housing.
At The Legal Aid Society collaborations with our communities gas the work we do in every courtroom in New York City, and inform our policy and regulation reform efforts to profit all New Yorkers. Our advocacy defends New Yorkers from eviction, ensures struggling families have the resources they should stay of their homes, and fights systemic issues which have saved steady housing unattainable for individuals across the city. A pandemic, a nationwide reckoning over racial justice, looming mass evictions.
Now, as we have always carried out in occasions of disaster, we are combating to maintain our city safe. The annual Associates’ Campaign is likely one of the largest fundraising efforts undertaken by The Legal Aid Society. Every 12 months, this initiative accounts for almost one-third of all particular person contributions made in help of our work.
Every day, in courthouses and communities throughout town, we advocate for the rights of all New Yorkers. We ship justice in every borough, working tirelessly to make our metropolis a better place.