Community Education & Partnerships
Rumors, false information, and fraud flourish in communities where expert information and legal services are out of reach.
We know that geographical isolation or lack of knowledge about the complex legal system shouldn’t preclude individuals from understanding their rights and options when it comes to obtaining representation.
That’s why we are on the ground helping our clients in the safe spaces of their communities every day. NYLAG lawyers and experts work with elected officials, community-based organizations, hospitals, schools, libraries, and other partners to deliver our services and knowledge in community spaces people trust.
people attended legal clinics and presentations in their communities (virtually during COVID-19)
community sites across NYC where we offer services
Here is how NYLAG is part of the New York community:
- Helping patients access care by partnering with hospital and other health care providers
- Providing legal advice to people representing themselves in court
- Traveling five/six days a week in our Mobile Legal Help Center to bring lawyers to hard- to-reach populations, such as those who are geographically isolated and people with disabilities
- Providing Know Your Rights presentations in neighborhoods throughout New York City
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NYLAG is part of the solution for communities in New York:
The last 18 months have exacerbated many barriers that survivors face when attempting to access justice. Many of the survivors we have spoken to during the pandemic have complained of increased barriers, including lack of language access, lack of access to technology and childcare, and heightened mistrust of the legal system and the police.
More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Research, as well as NYLAG’s experience advocating for survivors, has established that Linda’s situation is not unique: domestic violence is often accompanied by financially controlling or retaliatory behavior.