NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan (MFJC) Core I Training: November 2019

The NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan (MFJC) is excited to announce its next round of CORE trainings. The CORE training series is a learning opportunity for service providers, community leaders, and city agency staff who are working with populations directly or indirectly affected by intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and/or elder abuse.

All CORE trainings listed below are free and will take place at the Manhattan FJC, 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor Training Room, Manhattan, 10013. Space is limited. Please bring a photo I.D. and plan to arrive 15-20 minutes early to avoid security delays. 

To register, click on the following link: https://a002-irm.nyc.gov/Event
Registration/RegForm.aspx?eventGuid=e2857872-8011-4932-815c-6e18b86b2d3d

Once a training disappears from the link above, it has reached it maximum number of participants that the NYC MFJC can accommodate in its training room.

Contact Indhira Castro directly at indhirac@fjcnyc.org if you have any issues registering.

Intimate Partner Violence Dialogues
Monday, November 4th,  2019
10:00AM-12:00PM
Facilitated by: Arab-American Family

Cultural Conversations
Monday November 4th, 2019
1:00PM – 3:00PM
Facilitated by: Arab-American Family

Risk Assessment & Safety Planning
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
10:00AM-12:00PM
Facilitated by: Safe Horizon

Engaging Trauma Survivors
Wednesday November 13, 2019
10:00AM- 1:00PM
Facilitated by: Mayor’s Office to end Domestic and Gender Based Violence

Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community
Wednesday November 13, 2019                           
2:00AM- 5:00PM
Facilitated by: Mayor’s Office to end Domestic and Gender Based Violence

Introduction to Elder Abuse
November 18, 2019 
2:00PM- 4:30PM
Facilitated by: The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Justice

Sex Trafficking
November 18, 2019
10:00AM – 12:30PM
Facilitated by: Safe Horizon

NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan (MFJC): Core Trainings, July 2019

The NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan is excited to announce their next round of CORE II trainings. The NYC MFJC CORE II training series is a learning opportunity for service providers, community leaders, and city agency staff who are working with populations directly or indirectly affected by intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and/or elder abuse. 

All CORE trainings listed below are free and will take place at the Manhattan FJC, 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor Training Room, Manhattan, 10013. Please click here to register. 

Once a training disappears from the link above, it has reached it maximum number of participants that the NYC MFJC can accommodate in its training room. 

Contact Indhira Castro directly at indhirac@fjcnyc.org if you have any issues registering.

Criminal Justice Response to Intimate Partner Violence Survivors
Monday, July 8th 2019
10:00 – 12:30 PM
Facilitated by: New York County District Attorney’s Office and NYPD

Suicide Assessment
Monday July 15th , 2019
10:00-12:00 PM
Facilitated by: Health + Hospitals

Housing Options for Intimate Partner Violence Survivors
Tuesday July 16th 2019
11:00-1:00 PM
Facilitated by: New Destiny

Shelter Options for Intimate Partner Violence Survivors
Tuesday July 16th 2019
2:00-4:30 PM
Facilitated by: Safe Horizon

Introduction Family & Matrimonial Law
Wednesday July 24th 2019
10:00-1:00 PM
Facilitated by Legal Aid Society

Immigration Law for Intimate Partner Violence Survivors
Thursday July 25th 2019
10:00 – 1:00 PM
Facilitated by: NLAG &NMIC

Economic Empowerment
Tuesday July 30th 2019
2:00-4:30 PM
Facilitated by: Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence

NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan (MFJC): Core I Training, June 2019

The NYC Family Justice Center, Manhattan is excited to announce their next round of CORE I trainings. The CORE training series is a learning opportunity for service providers, community leaders, and city agency staff who are working with populations directly or indirectly affected by intimate partner violence, sex trafficking, and/or elder abuse. Please follow the link here for training dates and times.

All CORE trainings listed are free and will take place at the Manhattan FJC, 80 Centre Street, 5th Floor Training Room, Manhattan, 10013. Once the CORE training is no longer listed or available to select, it has reached maximum capacity of participants. For more information, contact Indhira Castro at IndhiraC@fjcnyc.org.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund Fall 2014 Internships For Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law Students

The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is the first organization on the East Coast to protect and promote the legal rights of Asian Americans through litigation, legal advocacy, and community education.  For more information about AALDEF, please visit our website at www.aaldef.org.

Fall internships are available for the following program areas (open to all unless otherwise noted):

Immigrant Access to Justice, litigation, legal services, and organizing/outreach with communities impacted by post 9/11 immigration and law enforcement policies. An additional emphasis on Asian communities’ access to representation and education about immigration policies and practices that may impact them, including deferred action policies and administrative relief for youth and other immigrants, unconstitutional DHS stops, and collaboration between state/local law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement, e.g., “Secure Communities” program. **Law students ONLY**

Voting Rights, legal research and fact development under the Voting Rights Act and Equal Protection Clause challenging anti-Asian voter discrimination, advocacy on bilingual ballots, and state and local election reform; produce reports and organize public forums; work with volunteer attorneys and assist in organizing legal trainings. Voting Rights Interns work on the following:

  • Election monitoring to ensure that Asian Americans are treated fairly at the polls and to document violations of the Voting Rights Act and the federal Constitution.  The Voting Rights Act mandates the availability of Chinese, Korean, and Bengali language assistance and forbids anti-Asian voter discrimination.
  • Work with pro bono lawyers at corporate law firms and volunteer law students to inspect poll sites for compliance with the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act.  
  • Coordinate a survey of Asian American voters to document the use of bilingual ballots and report on Asian American voting patterns.  The survey will be taken at several poll sites across the nation.  Interns will recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, as well as coordinate logistics at three dozen polling locations.
  • Register new voters after citizenship swearing-in ceremonies.
  • Conduct research and advocacy on local, state, and federal election reform proposals.

Administrative Assistant, provide administrative support in preparation for AALDEF’s annual gala, including: researching for prospective dinner sponsors and silent auction donors.  Computer experience with databases, graphics and web programs are helpful. **Undergraduate students ONLY.  Workstudy grants accepted.**

Description of Internships:
Interns are supervised by attorneys and/or AALDEF staff in specific program areas.  These internships are not paid positions, but academic credit may be arranged.  Interns work anywhere between 8 to 25 hours per week.  The internship usually commences with the start of classes and ends in early December.

To Apply:
Any bilingual ability should be stated in the resume.  Bilingual ability is helpful but not required.  Applications should also state the number of hours the intern is able to work per week and which program area(s) you are interested in.  Email applications are accepted.  Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.  Send a resume and cover letter (law students should include a writing sample) to:

AALDEF Fall Intern Search
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
99 Hudson Street, 12th floor, New York, New York 10013-2815
Fax: 212-966-4303 or Email: info@aaldef.org

For more information, contact Jennifer Weng at 212-966-5932, ext. 212 or jweng@aaldef.org.