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Legal Action Center of the City of New York

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Legal Action Center of the City of New York is a legal aid society based in New York, NY that was founded in 1973. As of 2019 they had $7.4 million in revenue and $3.6 million in assets.

The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the u.s. whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, hiv/aids, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies i...

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Program areas at Legal Action Center of the City of New York

Lac's policy work currently focuses on: 1) shifting the focus of criminal justice policies from incarceration and punishment to treatment and rehabilitation; 2) eliminating employment, education, housing, insurance and health care discrimination against our constituencies; and 3) dramatically expanding substance use, hiv/aids and mental health prevention, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation, including in the criminal justice system. We pursue these goals at local, state and federal levels. Current campaigns include: no health = no justice, parity at 10, and increasing access to evidence-based treatment in correctional settings. Lac's more recent policy achievements include:- helping secure inclusion of strong coverage of addiction and mental health care in the affordable care act and defending those gains by founding and continuing to lead the coalition for whole health.- orchestrating advocacy campaigns that helped over two dozen states opt out of or modify the federal lifetime ban on food stamps and cash assistance for people ...

Since our founding in 1973, we have helped tens of thousands of New yorkers overcome Legal barriers to accessing jobs, housing, healthcare, government benefits, and other services critical to their becoming productive members of society, maintaining their dignity, and getting and staying healthy. In 2018-2019 fiscal year alone, lac helped 1790 individuals resolve civil Legal problems: 1447 related to a criminal record, 153 related to a substance use disorder (that usually led to a criminal record), and 190 related to hiv. Among other valuable services, we help individuals obtain employment, housing and benefits despite past criminal convictions or substance use disorders through a comprehensive range of civil Legal services, including assisting our clients to obtain and clean up their New York state rap sheets, seek and obtain certificates of good conduct or relief from disabilities that are often essential to finding jobs or acquiring professional licenses, prepare and file employment ...

Form 990s for Legal Action Center of the City of New York

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-03Oct 6, 2020990View PDF
2018-03Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2017-03Nov 20, 2017990View PDF
2016-03Apr 12, 2017990View PDF
2015-03Feb 3, 2016990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Legal Action Center of the City of New York

Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,465,901
Program services$920,289
Investment income and dividends$7,601
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$115,036
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-20,904
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$9,120
Total revenues$7,497,043

Vendors for Legal Action Center of the City of New York

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-02-21
█████████ ████████Software2020-02-21
█████ ██████ ███Tax accounting2020-02-13
████████ ████████ █████████Subconsultant$177,0002019-03-01

Personnel at Legal Action Center of the City of New York

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Paul N SamuelsDirector and President$255,432Oct. 6, 2020
Joseph ThompsonChief Financial Officer$100,393March 31, 2019
███████ █████████Vice President of External Affairs$116,127June 4, 2020
██████ ███████Vice President of Policy Advocacy$162,595June 4, 2020
█████ █████Vice President of Health Initiatives / Vice President for Health Initiatives$175,129June 4, 2020
█████ ████████Vice President of Legal Advocacy$150,257June 4, 2020
█████ ███████Director of Finance / Senior Staff Accountant-June 4, 2020
█████ █████████Director of Information Systems / Manager of Grants and Information Systems-June 4, 2020
█████████ ██ ██ ███████████Director of Policy$128,860June 4, 2020
████████ ██████Director of Corporate and Individual Giving-June 4, 2020
...and 15 more key personnel

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