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Legal Aid Society: Juvenile Rights Practice - Manhattan

Who We Are

The Juvenile Rights Practice represents 90 percent of the children who appear before the Family Court in New York City on child protective, termination of parental rights, PINS (person in need of supervision), and juvenile delinquency petitions. The Division was established concurrently with New York State's Family Court in 1962, five years before the U.S. Supreme Court rules in Gault that children have a constitutional right to counsel at government expense, and was one of the first organizations in this country to represent children in a juvenile court. Since then, the Juvenile Right Practice has grown into one of the nations' leading organizations in the field of child advocacy.

At this time, The Legal Aid Society is offering remote services by phone. Call this location directly, or reach us via our:
Main Number (212) 577-3300, or 
Helpline (888) 663-6680, staffed Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

Who We Serve

  • New York (Manhattan) County
Income Guidelines

We do not have income guidelines for the clients we serve. However, clients may only be assigned through the Family Court.

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Eligibility Restrictions

For help, you must be: under 21 years old

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

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

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Phone Number
(212) 312-2260

General Contact Information

Legal Aid Society: Juvenile Rights Practice - Manhattan
60 Lafayette Street (map)
Room 9A
Manhattan, NY 10013
(212) 312-2260
Last Review and Update: Jul 01, 2015

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