MFJ Temporary Service Changes Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of March 16, MFJ offices are closed due to coronavirus. MFJ staff continue to work remotely to bring justice to all. Current clients should contact their advocates directly. More information will be forthcoming in the days and weeks ahead.

Click here for our new telephone intake hours. Lines are open and you can find information on all our programs.
Click here for Fact Sheets on tenants’ rights and other issues.
Click here for a list of resources and guides from throughout the city that you can access.
Click here for our COVID-19-related advocacy materials

Envisioning a society
in which there is
justice for all

MOBILIZATION FOR JUSTICE, formerly MFY Legal Services, offers free legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers throughout New York City to resolve legal problems in the areas of housing; foreclosure; civil, disability and aging rights; bankruptcy, tax, consumer, employment, government benefits, immigration, and kinship care. Through these services we prevent homelessness, help seniors and people with disabilities live independently, stabilize families, maintain and increase income, and address racial disparities.

MFJ Statement on Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Words escape us yet again when a 17-year-old can purchase a weapon of war, brandish it aggressively at a legal and peaceful protest, kill two participants, claim self-defense in court, and pay no penalty whatsoever. And all of this is protected by Wisconsin law. The verdict, acquitting him on all counts including first-degree intentional homicide …

In honor of Kinship Care Month, Mobilization for Justice is recognizing some of our recent kinship care victories on behalf of kinship caregivers.

Last year, Ms. T called the MFJ Kinship Caregiver Law Project hotline seeking help obtaining custody of her 6-year-old grandson, A. In May 2020, A’s mother passed away at 23 from brain cancer.  A was raised by his mother until she fell ill.  This May, Senior Staff Attorney Karla Johnson, submitted a custody petition via an emergency …

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