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Safety Net Project

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, advocacy to preserve and expand access to public benefits programs and ensure government accountability. SNP’s staff includes five Legal Advocates, one Legal Advocates Supervisor, five Housing Attorneys, one Housing Coordinator, a Supervising Housing Attorney and a Director of Operations, all of whom work together to implement our multi-prong approach to significantly improve access to public benefits and housing for New Yorkers living in poverty.

Urban Justice Center

UJC seeks an individual to join their growing fiscal management team.

Mental Health Project

The Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project (MHP) seeks a part-time health care advocate to provide education and individual assistance to people enrolled in a new Medicaid managed care program for adults with significant behavioral health needs.

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.

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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