Justice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

Inspired by Social Justice Values. 


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  Justice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

  Inspired by Social Justice Values. 


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About Us


The New York Center For Law and Justice seeks to improve the lives of Deaf and hard of hearing New Yorkers by representing individual deaf and hard of hearing clients in a range of civil matters, pursuing policy and practice changes within New York City institutions and raising awareness around deaf and hard of hearing causes and issues.


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About Us


The New York Center For Law and Justice seeks to improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing New Yorkers by representing individual deaf and hard of hearing clients in a range of civil matters, pursuing policy and practice changes within New York City institutions and raising awareness around deaf and hard of hearing causes and issues.


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Our Programs

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Legal Services Program


The New York Center for Law and Justice’s flagship legal services program provides free legal services to low-income Deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Leveraging more than a combined total of  70 years of legal experience, the Center represents clients across a wide spectrum of civil legal matters.


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Social Services Project


The Law Center provides social services to the indigent deaf community, in addition to legal services. The Center approaches each client in a “holistic” manner, recognizing the interconnectedness between legal and social service challenges.


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Advocacy and Outreach 


The NYCLJ’s Advocacy and Outreach Project addresses community groups and other organizations that seek informative keynote speeches, panel presentations or workshop and training sessions on issues of law involving the Deaf and hard of hearing communities.

 
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Holocaust Survivor Program


The Holocaust Survivors Program was launched in calendar year 2019 in an effort to fill a gap in the provision of legal services directed to Holocaust survivors who reside in New York.  There are approximately 45,000 Holocaust survivors who live in the metropolitan area and many members of the population live at or below the poverty line. The law center has begun a pilot project to provide legal assistance to the Holocaust survivor community in response to a range of civil matters, including housing, benefits and issues involving guardianship.


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DEAF RIGHTS PROJECT


The New York Center for Law and Justice began its Deaf Rights Project in 2012, and it has evolved into one of the Center’s most important endeavors. At the core of the NYCLJ’s mission is the belief in the need to advance justice to all individuals, especially populations that are routinely underserved.

 

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Luis And Thanksgiving

A short time ago, Luis, a young deaf man, was living in his native country in Central America. While out for a walk with his friend, a notorious gang drove by; shots were fired; and then Luis's friend was dead. Sometime after the murder, the gang found Luis ...
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Winston’s Home

Winston grew up with his parents in public housing in New York City. Winston is deaf and in his late twenties; has graduated high school; and is proud of his position, sorting mail, for a national mail carrier that pays Winston a minimum wage. When Winston's parents decided ...
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Drew’s Thanksgiving

A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of meeting Drew, a deaf man, on the first day of his release from prison, after spending many years behind bars. Drew's shorter sentence was extended while in prison because of altercations, including with prison guards. As part of Drew's ...
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Dom And Jan-Permanent Residents

There was never a question how much pride my grandmother felt in having immigrated from Belfast, Ireland to become a citizen of the United States. We never spoke about the naturalization process, but my grandmother's Certificate of Citizenship, dated July 6th, 1939 (secured three years before her son, ...
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Patricio’s Pants

This is a very short story, before Thanksgiving, about Patricio’s pants. Patricio lives in a part of the city that is recognized as having a high crime rate. Despite crime in his neighborhood, Patricio is fortunate to have secured an apartment, years ago, in a public housing complex ...
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In Memory of Shamim

Six months ago, one of our deaf clients-Shamim-became very ill and passed away. He was humble and kind. Shamim had immigrated to the United States over twenty years ago. He lived in a shelter; and spoke limited American Sign Language (“ASL”). We were never able to arrange appointments ...
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