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Safety Net Project

The Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center (“SNP”) is a team of advocates, attorneys, researchers, organizers, policy analysts, and support staff working to strengthen the safety net in New York City.

Our mission is to protect due process rights and provide direct legal services for low- and no-income New Yorkers while engaging the greater community in casting a wider, finer safety net that promotes economic justice and human dignity. We do this by operating a citywide network of free legal clinics, engaging in impact litigation and policy advocacy, and hosting high profile events. The Safety Net Project is uniquely positioned for growth in 2016 and beyond.

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) of the Urban Justice Center (UJC) seeks law student interns who are interested in working with us during the Summer of 2017 to protect the rights of low-income individuals and provide legal, technical and research assistance to grassroots community organizations working on various social justice issues. The main types of substantive areas in which we work include: housing; workers’ rights; immigrants’ rights; consumer justice; land use; and transactional legal services (e.g. legal help for community organizations and worker cooperatives). Our mission is to advance community groups’ campaigns for social and economic justice by providing legal support in these substantive areas.

Domestic Violence Project

Urban Justice Center - Domestic Violence Project | Spring Legal Intern (Brooklyn or Queens)
The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC's most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a Fall Legal Intern to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP's mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims' human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
DVP seeks a Spring Legal Intern to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide assistance to Family Law attorneys in matters concerning orders of protection, custody, visitation and child/spousal support. This internship placement is for either Queens or Brooklyn.

Domestic Violence Project

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC’s most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire an immigration attorney to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP’s mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims’ human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

DVP seeks an Immigration Attorney to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide legal representation and advocacy on immigration matters including U and T visas, SIJS, adjustment of status, VAWA Self-Petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers and naturalization.

Mental Health Project

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center seeks volunteer law student interns for the summer of 2017.

Who Are We?

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center is a team of attorneys, social workers, and advocates dedicated to enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental illness. We represent individual clients, bring class action lawsuits and engage in community education with the belief that low-income people with mental illness are entitled to live stable and full lives, free from discrimination.

What Legal Services Do We Provide?

  • Eviction Prevention: Represent individuals with mental illness facing eviction. We represent tenants facing eviction from rent-stabilized, public, market-rate, private, supportive, and supported housing across the five boroughs.
  • Criminal Justice Advocacy: Engage in legislative advocacy, community organizing, and impact litigation to fight against the criminalization of mental illness and for the humane treatment of people with mental illness in prison and jails.
  • Social Security Disability Advocacy: Provide representation before the Social Security Administration and in federal court in appealing denials, suspensions, reductions, terminations of benefits and overpayment claims.
  • Discharge Planning: Enforce and educate consumers about state and federal laws requiring hospitals, jails, and prisons to provide people with mental illness with crucial social services prior to discharge.
  • Guardianship & Life Planning Documents: Represent clients in Article 81 guardianship matters and draft health care proxies, powers of attorney, and simple wills to allow our clients to be active participants in decisions regarding their lives.
Mental Health Project

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center seeks volunteer law student interns for each of our practice areas for the spring of 2017.

Who Are We?

The Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center is a team of attorneys, social workers, and advocates dedicated to enforcing the rights of low-income New Yorkers with mental illness. We represent individual clients, bring class action lawsuits and engage in community education with the belief that low-income people with mental illness are entitled to live stable and full lives, free from discrimination.

What Legal Services Do We Provide?

  • Eviction Prevention: Represent individuals with mental illness facing eviction. We represent tenants facing eviction from rent-stabilized, market-rate, private, public, supportive, and supported housing across the five boroughs. 
  • Criminal Justice Advocacy: Engage in legislative advocacy, community organizing, and impact litigation to fight against the criminalization of mental illness and for the humane treatment of people with mental illness in prison and jails.
  • Social Security Disability Advocacy: Provide representation before the Social Security Administration and in federal court in appealing denials, suspensions, reductions, terminations of benefits and overpayment claims.
  • Discharge Planning: Enforce and educate consumers about state and federal laws requiring hospitals, jails, and prisons to provide people with mental illness with crucial social services prior to discharge.
  • Guardianship & Life Planning Documents: Represent clients in Article 81 guardianship matters and draft health care proxies, powers of attorney, and simple wills to allow our clients to be active participants in decisions regarding their lives.
Domestic Violence Project

DVP seeks a volunteer to assist the Managing Director with policy research, manual creation, and internal organization. Flexible hours and remote work available!

Urban Justice Center

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a nonprofit legal organization dedicated to advocacy on behalf of New York City's most vulnerable residents. The mission of UJC's Safety Net Project (SNP) is to advocate for economic justice for no and low income New Yorkers. We conduct direct legal services, litigation, research, and policy advocacy to preserve and expand access to safety net programs and ensure government accountability.

Street Vendor Project

The Interim Manager of Institutional Giving is a part-time (2-3 days a week) temporary position (October 24, 2016- March 31, 2017) to cover for a parental leave. There is a possibility of continued employment with the Street Vendor Project in some capacity, based on the needs of the organization and funding availability, after this temporary position ends.

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