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Safe Horizon
Legal Services



Address:2 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor New York NY 10007
Telephone(s):(212) 577-7700
Fax:(212) 577-3897
E-mail:help@safehorizon.org
World Wide Web: http://www.safehorizon.org/page.php?nav=snb&page=legalservices
TTY/TDD:866-604-5350


Description:

Immigration Law Project

The Immigration Law Project (ILP) provides free and low-cost services to victims of crime, torture, and abuse in immigration proceedings. ILP has represented hundreds of battered women in Violence Against Women Act self-petitions and adjustment proceedings as well as gender-based asylum claims.

Mediation

Safe Horizon’s Mediation Program helps New Yorkers resolve their disputes instead of entering into lengthy and expensive court processes. The mediator, an impartial third party, assists participants in finding their own solutions. Mediation helps to prevent the escalation of disputes into violent assaults, offers more immediate solutions than the court process allows, and decreases the number of cases in the family and criminal courts. Please see the brouchure at http://www.safehorizon.org/Resources/Mediation_Brochure_Eng.pdf to see what kinds of conflicts can be resolved.

Supervised Visitation

Safe Horizon supervises visits between children and their non-custodial parents and provides individual and group counseling for children and their guardians. Case managers assess the child’s well being, advise parents on problems that result from separation, and help families develop long-term visitation agreements. Additionally, they keep the court informed of the progress and cooperation of each family member in the program in order for the Judge to make visitation and custody decisions that are in the best interest of the children.




Hours:Mon - Fri, 9 - 5

Crisis Services are 24 hrs/7 days at (212) 577-7777.
Fees/Methods of Payment:Free.



Services Offered:Crime Victim SupportImmigration / Naturalization Legal ServicesLegal CounselingLegal Education/InformationLegal RepresentationMediationSpecialized Information and Referral
Languages Offered:ChineseGreekSpanish
Target Groups(By Need):Battered WomenFamiliesImmigrantsVictims / Survivors