Our mission:

In 2013, we closed 8881 cases – and saved the city over $40 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 11 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
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Social Worker

Development Manager (Part-Time)

STAFF ATTORNEY
Domestic Violence 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.