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The Center for Community Justice  Launches Legal Hand Call-In Center December 7, 2021


The Legal Hand Call-In Center serving Schenectady and Albany Counties

will begin providing residents of those counties with FREE legal information, resources, and referrals for a wide range of issues affecting people lives, from housing to domestic violence to immigration and more.  As with all our volunteer driven programs, Legal Hand Call-In Center serving Schenectady and Albany Counties relies on neighbors helping neighbors. Trained volunteers will staff this virtual call-in center by working out of their homes. These Legal Hand volunteers will provide the community with the information required to begin the journey that will prevent problems from turning into Legal Issues.

Volunteers will receive a free laptop to use during their volunteer hours and must be 18, and live or work in Schenectady or Albany Counties


Join one of the two volunteer information sessions:


Register here for  October 20, 2021 Volunteer  Information Session


Register here for the October 25, 2021 Volunteer Information Session


contact for further information



 The Center for Community Justice had to move our annual fundraiser for the Capital Region Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program to a virtual setting. But the great young musicians sang amazingly, you, our friends and supporters, were also amazing and the night was a grand success.

Thank you to all those amazing young singers and  to Proctor's and to our sponsors for their generosity.

Watch Raise Your Voice on Vimeo