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 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.

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The Urban Justice Center’s Young Professional Network (YPN) is a...
Since 1981, the Urban Justice Center has served New York City's most vulnerable...

Read full article here. February 19, 2015

State and federal laws intended to protect people from being cheated out of their earnings often yield only pieces of paper declaring what they are owed, not actual cash. In a report to be released next week, a coalition of public interest legal groups and labor advocates call for changes in New York’s laws that they believe will give workers a fighting chance to recover stolen wages.

The Urban Justice Center’s Young Professional Network (YPN) is a community of progressive minded individuals who work as advocates and amplifiers for the work of the UJC. The YPN offers two levels of involvement for young professionals eager to support New York City & the UJC: the Young Professional Board (YPB) and the Young Professional Advocates (YPA) 

Since 1981, 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.

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