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Resources on the Consequences of Criminal Charges on LawHelp/NY


The Consequences of Criminal Charges: A People's Guide - This manual provides basic information about some of the many consequences of criminal charges.

Frequently Asked Questions from the Legal Action Center - Questions and answers about how to get a copy of your rap sheet, expungement and sealing, certificates of relief from disabilities and good conduct, and your rights in the workplace.

Collateral Consequences Calculator: New York State - provides a preliminary overview of the collateral consequences associated with sections of the New York State Penal Law.


Legal Information for Families Today (LIFT) - Free legal information on all New York State Family Court and family law matters. Family Law Hotline available at 212-343-1122 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) and www.LIFThotline.org.

ImmigrationLawHelp.org - Provides information about more than 900 nonprofit immigration legal services provides in all 50 states.

Directories of Reentry Resources with Information and Referrals  

New York City Connections and the Job Search Guide; National H.I.R.E. Network National Resource Directory; Weschester County Connections Guide; Hudson Valley Connections for Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam and Ulster Counties; Community Connections for Ontario, Wayne, Livingston & Wyoming Counties; On Your Own Guide for Albany & the Capital District; Coming Back to Ulster County; order form for Rochester & Monroe County Making Moves Guide

Resources for Families  

Handbook for Family & Friends of New York State DOCS Inmates; New York State DOCS Inmate Lookup; Prison Travel Help; Rikers Island Visitor's Guide; Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook; Directory of Programs Serving Children & Families of Prisoners; New York Prisoners Website; Judged Men Alliance; Prison Families of New York Website; New York Campaign for Telephone Justice Website

Posting Bail and Bail Refunds in New York City  

How to Post Bail; Rules for Paying Bail; Bail Refunds

Find Your Next Court Date  

Criminal Court, Family Court, and Housing Court Case Information Systems

Looking for Social Services in New York?  

Single Stop Services for Low-Income Families; United Way of New York City Agency Search; Harlem Resource Guide; Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Directory of Resources and Services; LifeNet; Trans Resource & Referral Guide

Looking for a Drug Treatment Program?  

Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator; Narcotics Anonymous Meeting Locator

Looking for Employment Services?  

Information on Finding a Job for Individuals with Criminal Records; Workforce New York One-Stop Locations; New York City Job Training Program Database

Need to Contact a Government Agency?  

Directory of New York State Criminal Justice Agencies

Immigrant Rights and Services Manual  

This manual addresses key areas such as education, worker's rights, consumer rights, voting and civic participation and other areas that are essential to enabling immigrants to live life fully in New York City. It also introduces City agencies that offer services and protections for immigrants, including undocumented immigrants.

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