Community Advocacy Project

Providing “early defense” to help parents during an ACS investigation and help for parents who want to clear their state records

Legal Help in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, or Staten Island

If you are a parent who needs help with an ACS investigation (ACS is the New York City Administration for Children’s Services), you can talk to an advocate or lawyer here:

Call the Bronx Defenders at (347) 778-1266 or (718) 838-7878 or email [email protected]
Address: 360 East 161 St, Bronx, NY 10451
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm
Address of the Bronx Family Court: 900 Sheridan Ave, Bronx, NY 10451

Call Brooklyn Defenders Services at (646) 974-9343 or (347) 592-2500 or
email [email protected]
Address of the Brooklyn Family Court: 330 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

If you live in Manhattan Zip Codes 10025, 10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039 or 10040, call or text Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem at (619) 630-8936 or email [email protected]
Address: 317 Lenox Ave, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10027

If you live in any other zip code in Manhattan, call or text the Center for Family Representation at (646) 809-4308 or email [email protected]
Address of the Manhattan Family Court: 60 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10013

Call the Legal Aid Society at (347) 422-5333
Address: 60 Bay St, 3rd Floor, Staten Island, NY 10301

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