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Mobilization for Justice, Inc. - Kinship Caregiver Law Project

Who We Are

The Kinship Caregiver Law Project is a legal advocacy project within Mobilization for Justice (MFJ).This project is for caregivers who are interested in pursuing legal custody, legal guardianship, and private placement adoptions or other matters that may involve petitioning the Court.

The Kinship Caregiver Law Project will match caregivers with a pro bono attorney who will prepare documents and provide representation. MFJ also provides representation for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status petitions and advice and representation on public assistance matters.

The Kinship Caregiver Law Project hosts legal clinics at which caregivers may meet one-on-one with an attorney to discuss their situation and get advice and counsel.

The Kinship Caregiver Law Project also offers Know Your Rights Workshops. In these workshops, an attorney helps caregivers to understand their rights regarding guardianship, custody, adoption, public benefits and other topics of concern. The project sends an attorney to speak with caregivers at support group meetings, centers, social service agencies, etc.

How to Get Help

At this time we are offering remote services via an updated phone intake line, email, online intake portals, and social media. Please call (212) 417-3850 Wednesdays or Fridays between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Who We Serve

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Cantonese Chinese / 粵語
  • French / Français
  • Fuganese / 平話
  • Greek / Ελληνικά
  • Hindi / हिन्दी
  • Korean / 한국어
  • Mandarin Chinese / 简体中文
  • Portuguese / Português
  • Spanish / Español
  • Tagalog / Pilipino
  • Urdu / اردو
Circumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

In house translation is provided for languages listed above; for other languages, telephonic translation is provided.

En Español: Proveemos traducción interno para los idiomas mencionados antes. Para los otros idiomas traducción telefónica es disponible.

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Type of Help

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

General Contact Information

Mobilization for Justice, Inc. - Kinship Caregiver Law Project
100 William Street (map)
6th floor
Manhattan, NY 10038
(212) 417-3700
(212) 417-3891
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Spanish / Español
Last Review and Update: Jun 03, 2020

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