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Lawyers For Children, Inc.

http://www.lawyersforchildren.org

Who We Are

Lawyers For Children (LFC) is a not-for-profit legal corporation dedicated to providing individual advocacy for children in foster care in New York City, and to promoting reform of New York's foster care system. LFC offers legal representation and social work services to children in foster care, abuse, neglect, termination of parental rights, custody and adoption proceedings. This past year, we represented children and young adults in over 6,000 proceedings in New York City Family Court.

En Español: Abogados Para Niños (LFC) es una organización legal sin fines de lucro, dedicada a proveer la defensa de los niños en cuidado de crianza temporal en la ciudad de Nueva York, y promover la reforma del sistema de cuidado de crianza temporal en Nueva York. LFC ofrece representación legal y servicios de trabajo social a los niños en cuidado de crianza temporal, el abuso, el abandono, la terminación de patria potestad, custodia y adopción.

Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • French / Français
  • Spanish / Español
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

As needed.
En Español: Según sea necesario.

Income Guidelines

None.

Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
YES
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
YES
Eligibility Restrictions

For help, you must be: under 21 years old

This program does not serve: a senior (60 years or older)

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Social work advocacy.
En Español: Apoyo de un asistencia social.

Emergency Instructions

If you are, or know of a child who is the victim of abuse or neglect call the NYS Child Abuse Emergency Hotline at 800-342-3270.

If you need immediate protection, please call 911.

How to Get Help

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Information

Lawyers for Children (LFC) is assigned by New York City Family Court Judges to represent children in foster care review, abuse and neglect, termination of parental rights, custody, visitation, guardianship, adoption, family offense and paternity cases.

LFC will also accept referrals directly from young people under the age of 21 who are in the foster care system or who have questions about custody.

Phone +

Phone Number
212-966-6420 or 800-244-2540
Hours
Monday
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thursday
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday
9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Information

Lawyers for Children takes calls directly from young people under the age of 21 who are in the foster care system or who have questions about custody.

General Contact Information

Address
Lawyers For Children, Inc.
110 Lafayette Street (map)
Manhattan, NY 10013
Phone
(212) 966-6420
Fax
(212) 966-0531
Website
http://www.lawyersforchildren.org
Last Review and Update: Jul 28, 2017

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