The Legal Action Center announces free legal assistance for HIV-positive New Yorkers. The Legal Action Center gives free legal help to eligible HIV-positive New Yorkers on issues including:“Rap Sheet” review & correction, certificates of relief, what to reveal on job applications, workplace rights, living wills & health care proxies, permanency planning for children, HIV discrimination, HIV confidentiality & testing, rights of people in methadone maintenance or other medication assisted treatment. The Legal Action Center (LAC) also offers custom trainings in New York State upon request, to HIV service providers or any social service agency that have clients with HIV/AIDS. Please circulate LAC’s flier below to your clients and staff. For more information, contact Vanessa Severino at 212-243-1313.
The Center for HIV Law and Policy challenges barriers to the rights and health of people affected by HIV through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources. We support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change that is rooted in racial, gender, and economic justice.