Sixty-seven organizations across New York State have received grants totaling $450,000, The New York Bar Foundation announced today.

"We are pleased to support law-related projects that benefit individuals, families and communities in New York State. These grants help organizations fulfill their missions and provide vital services to those in need," said Bar Foundation President M. Catherine Richardson of Syracuse (Bond, Schoeneck & King).

Thirteen grants will support Youth Court activities, while others will support programs that assist domestic violence victims, low-income immigrants, public service attorneys, vulnerable senior citizens and incarcerated women.

Grantees include:

1st Judicial District (Manhattan):
Brennan Center for Justice, Center for Court Innovation, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) NYC, Edwin Gould Services for Children & Families, Feerick Center for Social Justice/Fordham Law School, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Goddard Riverside Community Center, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Lawyers for Children, Legal Action Center, Legal Aid Society, Legal Information for Families Today, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Lesbian and Gay Law Association Foundation of Greater New York, MFY Legal Services, National Center for Law & Economic Justice, New York Civil Liberties Union Foundation, New York County Lawyers' Association, New York Legal Assistance Group, Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Partnership for the Homeless, Safe Horizon, Selfhelp Community Services, The Door - A Center of Alternatives, Urban Justice Center, Volunteers of Legal Service.

2nd Judicial District (Kings County):
Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteers Lawyers Project and The George Walker Jr. Community Coalition, both of Brooklyn; Center for Court Innovation, Manhattan.

3rd Judicial District (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Schoharie, Sullivan, Ulster counties):
Albany County Bar Association; Capital District Women's Bar Association; Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York; New York State Bar Association, Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction; New York State Bar Association, Law, Youth & Citizenship Program; New York State Bar Association, Special Committee on Student Loan Assistance for the Public Interest; New York State Bar Center; New York State Defenders Association; and Prisoners' Legal Services of New York, all of Albany; Bethlehem Youth Court, Delmar; Workers' Rights Law Center of New York, Kingston.

4th Judicial District (Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Schenectady, Warren, Washington counties):
Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Hudson Falls.

5th Judicial District (Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego counties):
Center for Community Alternatives, Syracuse; Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Utica.

7th Judicial District (Cayuga, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Yates counties):
Partnership for Ontario County, Canandaigua; Legal Assistance of Western New York, Geneva; Hillside Children's Foundation, Mount Morris; Empire Justice Center, Legal Aid Society of Rochester, Lifespan of Greater Rochester; Center for Youth Services, Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, all of Rochester.

8th Judicial District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming counties);
Genesee County Youth Bureau, Batavia; Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo and the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York, both of Buffalo; Wyoming County Youth Bureau, Warsaw.

9th Judicial District (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester counties):
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Rockland County, New City; Mental Health Association of Westchester, Tarrytown; My Sisters' Place, White Plains.

10th Judicial District (Nassau, Suffolk counties):
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee, Hempstead; Huntington Youth Bureau, Youth Development Research Institute, Huntington; Nassau County Bar Association, Mineola; Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, New Hyde Park.

11th Judicial District (Queens County):
MinKwon Center for Community Action, Flushing; Queens County Bar Association, Volunteers Lawyers Project and Queens Legal Services, both of Jamaica.

12th Judicial District (Bronx County):
Bronx Defenders.

13th Judicial District (Staten Island):
Center for Court Innovation.

The New York Bar Foundation is dedicated to aiding charitable and educational projects to meet the law-related needs of the public and the legal profession. To learn more about The New York Bar Foundation and how you can support its charitable programs, go to, phone 518/487-5651 or email


Contact: Brandon Vogel
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