What we do

The Center for Law and Justice offers non-residential assistance and support to meet the needs of individuals with criminal convictions and/or incarceration experience. Efforts are made to connect these individuals to key community resources and services. The program strives to reduce the state’s overreliance on incarceration and promotes equal access to legal rights and resources for all persons, regardless  of conviction status.

The CFLJ is available to provide the following assistance:

–Individual and group-based advocacy

–Referrals for treatment and human services

–“On Your Own” (a resource guide for individuals transitioning back into the community)

–“First Stop” Re-entry Drop-In Center at the Albany Public Library

–Educational Referrals

–Employment/Training referrals

Our office is located at 153 S. Pearl St, Second Fl, Albany, NY. Although this is our physical address, mail correspondence should be sent to the Pine West Plaza Building 2, Washington Ave Extension, Albany, NY 12205.

Group Based Advocacy

The New Jim Crow Book Club

Participate in the New Jim Crow Study Group every second Monday of the month. Held at 153 South Pearl Street in The Book Club, at 6:15pm.