The Society handles more than 200,000 indigent legal circumstances yearly, serves as attorneys to greater than 30,000 kids and represents families, individuals and neighborhood teams in additional than 30,000 cases. Legal Aid additionally conducts major class motion litigation on behalf of hundreds of welfare recipients, foster youngsters, homeless families, elderly poor, inmates at Rikers Island and prisoners.
The Legal Aid Society’s distinctive worth is an ability to transcend any one case to create more equitable outcomes for individuals and broader, extra powerful systemic change for society as a complete. In addition to the annual caseload of 300,000 particular person instances and authorized issues, the Society’s law reform work advantages some two million low-income households and individuals in New York City and the landmark rulings in many of those circumstances have a State-extensive and national affect.
The Society’s legal program operates three main practices — Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights — … Read more