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Lifetime Achievement: Henri Gueron

Through volunteering with CBJC's Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, Amanda Prentice and Nick Ackerman of Dorsey & Whitney LLP helped secure a victory for a client who was previously unrepresented and struggling to navigate the federal court system.
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October 14, 2019

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Suzanne Tomatore is the Co-Director of the Justice Center’s Immigrant Justice Project and Deputy Director of the Justice Center. Domestic violence can affect anyone of any age, gender, or background, and is pervasive – one in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner[1]. It is often … Continue reading October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October 09, 2019

Homeless Kids with Special Needs Start the School Year

It’s mid-October and school is now in full swing for the over 1.1 million students in the New York City school system. But for one in 10 of these students, who are homeless – a number which rises to one in 8 of students below 5th  grade – the new school year brings additional difficulties on top of … Continue reading Homeless Kids with Special Needs Start the School Year

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June 19, 2019

“My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

Every day at the Justice Center we’re inspired by the fathers we serve, who fight tirelessly for their children. These dads often face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fulfilling their kids’ most basic needs, and yet remain relentlessly committed to them. For Father’s Day, we wanted to celebrate the struggles and perseverance of these dads by … Continue reading “My Kids Are All I Care About”: Father of Five Fights Homelessness, and Wins

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June 19, 2019

Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

With over ten years of professional experience in architecture and design, Karen Domingo-Moran knows the value of art and creative expression. So, when her kids’ Queens elementary school – like so many other underfunded public schools – didn’t have the budget for art extracurriculars, Karen was determined to do something about it. Drawing on her … Continue reading Design Entrepreneur Launches Successful Business

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