Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) offers access to a full range of employment and independent living services that may be needed by persons with disab Continue reading about this agency→
The Department of Social Services provides an array of services to Westchester residents in need of help, including the areas of child support, food, housing, medical services and home energy costs. I Continue reading about this agency→
NYS’s Empire Justice Center’s mission is to protect and strengthen the legal rights of people in New York State who are poor, disabled or disenfranchised through: systems change advocacy, Continue reading about this agency→
Exodus is a grassroots organization “built on the notion that individuals released from prison cannot successfully re-enter mainstream society without resources to support their transition.̶ Continue reading about this agency→
Hour Children provides practical, comprehensive services to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their families.
Community-based programs include: transitional and permanent supportive hou Continue reading about this agency→
Law Help is a good starting point for legal information specifically of interest to people living on low incomes in all states. The site provides LiveChat.
A Spanish version of the website is at: Continue reading about this agency→
Referral service listens to your problem and refers you to a lawyer. First half-hour interview may solve your problem. If more legal work
is needed, you can arrange for it at a cost agreed upon.
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Legal Action Center provides free legal services to ex-offenders, recovering alcoholics and substance users. It will help you obtain your rap sheet (arrest and conviction record) and provide informa Continue reading about this agency→
The History and Social Science Department of the New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan Library (455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, Fifth Floor, Manhattan 10016) has a collection of legal referen Continue reading about this agency→
Committed to providing support, advocacy and legal representation to low income individuals in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties. Services for housing, elder law, disabilities, public benefits Continue reading about this agency→
The Division of Human Rights ensures equal opportunity in employment, housing, public accommodation, education and credit. The Division enforces the Human Rights Law, seeking to: promote human rights Continue reading about this agency→
Established by the Legal Action Center in 2001, the National Helping Individuals with criminal records Re-enter through Employment (H.I.R.E.) Network is both a national clearinghouse for informati Continue reading about this agency→
If you are a veteran, you should have a copy of your DD214, “Report of Separation”. This can be used as a form of identification and may assist you in receiving benefits from the Veteran’s Adm Continue reading about this agency→
New York State has twenty three county-based Reentry Task Forces. Each works to coordinate and manage services provided to individuals to ensure effective reentry into the community. The task force Continue reading about this agency→
This website includes information on how to find a facility, rules regarding visitation, a guide for friends and families of inmates, a review of programs available for counseling, rehabilitation, and Continue reading about this agency→
This is the link to the full NY State Parole handbook published by the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. It is a comprehensive set questions and answers about all aspects o Continue reading about this agency→
Contact the NYC Office of Vital Records to obtain a birth certificate from someone born in New York City. You can also order a birth certificate online at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/services/birt Continue reading about this agency→
(see also unemployment insurance)
The mission of the New York State Department of Labor is to protect workers, assist the unemployed and connect job seekers to jobs.
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Pursuant to 9 New York Code of Rules and Regulations Part 6050.1, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) allows an individual or his/her attorney to obtain either a copy of al Continue reading about this agency→
Some rights are restored over time, such as your right to obtain a professional or trade license and to serve in a public office. To obtain these rights after probation or parole you need to qualify f Continue reading about this agency→
Contact the NYS Vital Records to obtain a birth certificate from someone born in New York State. Or, download a copy of the application from:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/vr/applications/wd Continue reading about this agency→
To obtain, renew, or replace a driver’s license or a Non-Driver Photo ID Card, you must complete an MV-44 form. Get this form at http://dmv.ny.gov/forms/mv44.pdf or at any Motor Vehicle offi Continue reading about this agency→
Re-Entry Plus is a voluntary program provided throughout Westchester County at no charge to 20 men ages 18 and older. These men are currently on parole in New York State or were involved in the Ne Continue reading about this agency→
The New York State-based support network and information clearinghouse on prison, reentry, and the consequences of criminal proceedings. This is essentially a library of documents and links designe Continue reading about this agency→
To obtain a Social Security Card, call the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services, Social Security Administration at:
You can also find an application at http://www.socialsecurit Continue reading about this agency→
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SRLP provides direct representation for low income transgender people and transgender people of color in three main areas. We have three projects, and if your issue falls under Continue reading about this agency→
Lionheart provides emotional literacy education focused on the development of emotional, social and behavioral skills, to significantly alter the life course of incarcerated adults, highly at-risk you Continue reading about this agency→
CSS estimates that nearly 30 percent of official New York State criminal records contain at least one error. Fixing these errors—and getting a complete understanding of the corrected criminal record Continue reading about this agency→
Located in the Bronx (as well as Brooklyn and Newburgh). Offers educational and vocational programs, as well family and individual wellness programs and advocacy.
Individuals from southern Westchest Continue reading about this agency→
Papillon is a non-profit providing links to web-based resources (particularly specific forms) for the expungement and sealing of criminal records throughout the United States. We also provide links Continue reading about this agency→
Victims Assistance Services (VAS) provides free, comprehensive and compassionate services to crime victims and their families, friends and loved ones. VAS also works to end violence through community Continue reading about this agency→
1. Eligibility to Vote
According to New York State Election Law §5-1 06, individuals in jail, prison, or on parole for a felony conviction cannot vote. This means that some persons with criminal con Continue reading about this agency→
Veterans are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to file a copy of their military discharge papers with the County Clerk’s office. This important document will be saved in perpetuity an Continue reading about this agency→
Explains criminal court proceedings such as the pre-sentencing investigation.
See the detailed page of Frequently Asked Questions.
From the web site:
“The department prepares pre-sentencing repo Continue reading about this agency→
Westchester County Reentry Task Force (WCRTF) is available to link you to drug and alcohol treatment, mental health providers, education and employment services and housing. Annually, more than 200 Continue reading about this agency→
Immigration Legal services, Family law, Advocacy, Employment, Housing, ESL, Job training
Servicios Legales de Inmigración, Derecho de Familia, Promoción, Empleo, Vivienda, ESL, capacitación laboral Continue reading about this agency→
WILC is a not-for-profit, community-based resource, advocacy, and training center dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. Illustrative programs are listed below. Go to Continue reading about this agency→
The Pace Women’s Justice is dedicated to eradicating domestic violence and furthering the legal rights of women, children, and the elderly through skillful and innovative use of the law. The Cen Continue reading about this agency→
Plain-language legal information for victims of abuse including information on restraining orders, legal statutes, legal definitions, downloading of court forms, and courthouse locations.
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