OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE CLOSED 12,739 CASES, BENEFITING 22,938 PEOPLE – AND SAVING THE GOVERNMENT NEARLY $35 MILLION!

The Urban Justice Center serves New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 10 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.

Our publications are an integral part of our systemic work. We conduct original...
At the Urban Justice Center, we believe that pursuing important,...
The Urban Justice Center’s Young Professional Board (YPB) is a new initiative...
For 30 years, the Urban Justice Center has served New York City's most...

What happens when art meets social justice? That's what New York's Urban Justic Center (UJC) looks to explore its new series pairing advocating work with art by socially engaged artists.

Being a sex worker in the United States means that you are likely vulnerable to extreme rates of physical, sexual and emotional violence. SWP’s Kate D’Adamo discusses the phenomenon in this article.

The majority of weapons found in ‪‎NYC jails‬ last year were inmate-made as found in a new report from the Board of Correction. However, the official view is at odds with this finding as there is a push to change city rules restricting inmate visits, which advocates are at odds with.

"This report calls into question the administration's focus on visitors as the source of weapons," said Jennifer Parish, Director of Criminal Justice Advocacy, at the Urban Justice Center's Mental Health Project.

Our publications are an integral part of our systemic work. We conduct original research and publish reports in order to raise public awareness, capture the attention of policymakers, and effect systemic change on issues such as welfare reform, prison policies, and police practices. In addition, we compile handbooks, resource guides and training manuals designed to help clients help themselves, as well as to educate and assist service providers and other advocates.

The Urban Justice Center’s Young Professional Board (YPB) is a new initiative based on the incredibly successful Event Committee that reinvigorated our Night Out summer fundraiser. By formalizing this Board, we hope to offer members more ways to get involved, more professional development opportunities, and a greater network of peers interested in social justice and civic responsibility.

For 30 years, the Urban Justice Center has served New York City's most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. We assist our clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to helping individuals access housing and government assistance, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change.