Justice Center News

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.

“We’re Here!” – Addressing Life Planning Needs of LGBT Seniors

by CBJC StaffSeptember 16, 2015

Scenario: Judy is retired and her long-term companion Mavis has been unable to work in her later years because of a disability. They have no children and live alone in a modest co-op apartment that Mavis purchased decades earlier.

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Immigrant Women & Children Project Helps Reunite Trafficking Survivors with their Children – by Suzanne Tomatore

by CBJC StaffAugust 18, 2015

Angelica (names changed for privacy and safety) came to the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) in 2013 seeking legal assistance because she was a victim of international labor trafficking.

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Storage Wars: Helping a Senior Keep Her Memories – by Vivienne Duncan

by CBJC StaffAugust 10, 2015

Ann Smith (not her real name), a senior in her 60s, lost her job and soon found herself struggling to pay the bills. Despite her best efforts to keep things going, she gradually fell behind with the rent and was evicted from her apartment. She left with only what she could carry. All the rest of her belongings, including furniture, almost all of her clothing and other irreplaceable mementoes, were bundled up and put into storage by her landlord.

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Focus on Immigration: The Youngest Clients

by CBJC StaffJuly 20, 2015

The New York Immigration Court, like most immigration courts around the country, continues to be inundated with young Respondents who have fled their home countries in Central America. As a result, the courts have chosen to prioritize newly arriving unaccompanied minors and adults with children through what has been dubbed the “surge docket.”

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Paying it Forward – High School Intern Partners on Stratford House Clothing Drive – by Ben Wojnar

by CBJC StaffJune 29, 2015

On the morning of Tuesday, June 25th, I drove down to the South Bronx from Westchester in my Honda Civic. In the car’s back seat, front seat, and trunk were clothes that I had gathered to drop off at the Stratford House with Kendra Oke, who is organizing a clothing drive in July for the tenants of the low-income housing development.<

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Nepal Designated for Temporary Protected Status – by Jennifer Kim & Danny Alicea

by CBJC StaffJune 26, 2015

The City Bar Justice Center welcomes yesterday’s announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to designate Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) based on the conditions resulting from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, and continuing aftershocks.

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