Engaging & Investing in Communities
The Legal Aid Society goes beyond the courtroom to defend, empower, and give voice to everyday New Yorkers.
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Every day, in courthouses and communities across the city, we advocate for the rights of all New Yorkers. Learn more about the services we provide.
Providing Essential Legal Services in the Community Justice Unit
Supervising Attorney Anthony Posada and Community Organizer Victor Dempsey of the Community Justice Unit (CJU) passionately work within New York’s neighborhoods to fight gun violence and provide legal access and support.
Helping Community-Based Organizations Provide Legal Assistance
Since 2017, the CJU has partnered with Good Call in order to facilitate the launch of their hotline service in the Bronx. Good Call is an emergency hotline service for people facing arrests that immediately connects them to a CJU attorney—they’re now looking to expand beyond the Bronx.
By the Numbers
Our Community Justice Unit (CJU) and Community Development Project (CDP) work across all five boroughs to make New York’s communities safer and promote economic development.
Individual services to NYC Cure Violence partners and community members at 116 Outreach events by the Community Justice Unit.
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Every donation helps us offer essential legal services to thousands of everyday New Yorkers, helping people buy food, pay rent, and care for themselves and their families.