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National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Sanctuary for Families - Family Justice Center (Brooklyn Office)

  • Location:
    350 Jay St.
    15th Floor
    Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Phone:
    (718) 250-4402
  • Fax:
    (718) 624-4240
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Phone calls
  • Appointments accepted:
    Yes

Sanctuary for Families' Legal Center is one of the largest providers of free legal services exclusively for victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and other forms of gender based violence in the United States. Strongly believing in the transformative power of coordinated and holistic client centered services, Sanctuary staff assist clients in claiming control of their lives while advocating for policy changes and raising public awareness to end all forms of gender based violence. In addition to comprehensive legal services, Sanctuary offers a wide range of clinical, residential, and economic empowerment services.

Counties served: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), NY (Manhattan), Queens

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Habeas Corpus, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Family & Juvenile
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Employment services, Health services, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Psychological or psychiatric services, Referrals to other services, Social services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Burmese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, Georgian, German, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay-Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Thai, Urdu, Fula, Fulani, Gallego, Sou Sou, Twi
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: All services are for victims of domestic violence, gender-based violence and sex trafficking only. Those wishing to receive services for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals should email DREAM@sffny.org.