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The Justice Center News blog features our advocacy on issues affecting low-income New Yorkers today and the latest CBJC happenings.  For press releases, click here. For publications, click here.

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Vets With Mental Health Issues Need Legal Advocacy

by Logan CampbellJune 27, 2019

On National PTSD Awareness Day, we are reminded just how prevalent mental health illnesses are among the U.S. veteran population. In a 2018 study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) mental health services, it was estimated that of the approximately 4.1 million veterans who served in the post-9/11 era, 23.2% may suffer from … Continue reading Vets With Mental Health Issues Need Legal Advocacy

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

by Ariana JavidiJune 14, 2019

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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50 Years After Stonewall: City Bar Justice Center Assists LGBT Seniors to Age in Place

by Scott KohanowskiJune 7, 2019

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal LGBT civil rights moment – the Stonewall Riots in the West Village, during which the LGBT community stood up to systemic persecution by law enforcement and to the indifference and animosity of politicians and the courts. People from around the world celebrate with New York City during … Continue reading 50 Years After Stonewall: City Bar Justice Center Assists LGBT Seniors to Age in Place

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Single Mothers of Color Struggle Most in NYC Family Shelters

by Ariana JavidiJune 4, 2019

Approximately 63,000 people sleep in New York City’s municipal shelter system each night, and thousands more sleep on park benches, in the streets, or in other public spaces. As rents and the cost of living in the city increase, more and more New Yorkers have found themselves without a home and in the shelter system … Continue reading Single Mothers of Color Struggle Most in NYC Family Shelters

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New York’s Veterans Need More Free Legal Help

by Ariana JavidiMay 24, 2019

This Friday, as we head into Memorial Day weekend and commemorate the hundreds of thousands of Americans across the nation who have given their lives to our country, we need to also remember the 20.4 million American veterans who face unique challenges to accessing the care and resources they need after they complete their service.

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Spring Gala Raises Nearly $1.1 Million Supporting Access to Justice for Low-income New Yorkers

by Christina OvertonMay 3, 2019

On April 3, 2019, New York City’s legal and business communities gathered together to celebrate the work of the City Bar Justice Center and its partners to further justice for low-income New Yorkers. For over fifteen years, the Justice Center’s effective pro bono model has connected hundreds of thousands of poor New Yorkers with free … Continue reading Spring Gala Raises Nearly $1.1 Million Supporting Access to Justice for Low-income New Yorkers

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