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Urban Justice Center
Every Person in New York

Today, a look at the Urban Justice Center. Started in 1984 as the Legal Action Center for the Homeless, the UJC continues its mission of helping a wide range of New Yorkers in need: street vendors, sex workers, refugees, homeless youth, victims of intimate partner abuse, the poor, people with serious mental illness.

In short, they provide legal advice to, and advocate for, vulnerable people who find it hard to get representation elsewhere. The Urban Justice Center doesn't wait for people to come to them—they do outreach in hospitals, in jails, on the streets and anywhere else they are needed. Free legal clinics in soup kitchens are also an important part of the mix. Their Domestic Violence Project provides free legal representation to domestic violence survivors.

You can support the crucial work the UJC does with a donation here.

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Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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