Legal Aid Society

Projects, Units & Initiatives

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Projects, Units, Initiatives

Video Mitigation

The Legal Aid Society is among the first state public defender organizations to explore our clients’ lives through video to convey their character, aspirations, traumas, difficulties, and often, transformation. In certain cases, video can be...
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Immigration Law Unit – Federal

As a result of harmful changes to immigration law and policy, Legal Aid’s clients are increasingly unable to access justice before the USCIS and the immigration courts. To ensure that they get a fair hearing,...
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Domestic Violence Immigration Project

Established in 2003, the city-wide Domestic Violence Immigration Project (DV Immigration Project) represents survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence and their families in obtaining legal status through Violence Against...
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Housing Justice Unit-Group Advocacy

The Housing Justice Unit-Group Advocacy works with eligible tenant groups, housing advocates, HDFC coop boards, and groups of shareholders, to promote and preserve affordable housing, improve housing conditions and prevent harassment and displacement throughout NYC’s...
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The Women’s Pretrial Release Initiative

In the fall of 2017, The Legal Aid Society launched The Women’s Pretrial Release Initiative (The Initiative). The Initiative is devoted to securing the release of women who are detained pretrial in New York City...
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The Cop Accountability Project

The Cop Accountability Project (CAP) of the Criminal Defense Practice’s Law Reform and Special Litigation Unit empowers organizations and communities across New York City to hold police officers accountable for human rights violations. Responding to...
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Wrongful Conviction Unit

As the nation’s largest provider of public defender services, we are the only New York City public defender that handles trial, appellate and post-conviction cases for clients accused of criminal conduct. Over the years we...
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Worker Justice Project

The Worker Justice Project, an initiative of The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice, combats discrimination faced by workers with arrest or conviction records living in New York City. Every day employers and licensing agencies...
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Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides direct legal services to taxpayers who have personal income tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service or the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Our work...
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Family Law and Domestic Violence Project

Our Family Law and Domestic Violence Practice provides legal services to survivors of domestic violence throughout New York City. Our services focus on providing support to survivors as they re-build after abuse. We are the...
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