Legal and Immigration Resources

Legal and Immigration Resources

Legal, Governmental, and Immigration Resources

Legal Resources for those facing criminal charges: 

Southern New Jersey Legal Services, A non-profit organization that provides legal representation to low income individuals | 1-800-496-4570,

State of New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, If you have been charged with a crime and can not afford an attorney.  For those in the Gloucester Region the Office of the Public Defender located at 65 Newton Ave., Eastwood Prof. Bldg. Woodbury, NJ 08096 / 856-853-4188. 

Gloucester County Legal Referral Service, 856-848-4589. The GCLRS refers clients to a private attorney in a specific area of the law.  These include family law, estate planning, landlord/tenant disputes, personal injury, and criminal matters, as well as many others.

Additional Legal and Governmental Resources

Department of Justice- Office on Violence Against Women  

Rutgers Law Camden Domestic Violence Law Clinic, 856-255-6425

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

Headquarters: 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100 
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481 | Facsimile: (202) 453-6012 TTY#: (800) 877-8339 | Email: OCR@ed.gov 

New York/New Jersey Office: 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor New York, NY 10005-2500 
Telephone: (646) 428-3800 | Facsimile: (646) 428-3843 | Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

New Jersey Victims of Crime Compensation Board (VCCB)

The New Jersey VCCB may help ease the financial burden faced by crime victims. Services covered by the VCCB include benefits for mental health counseling, medical bills, loss of earnings, funeral expenses (up to $5000), crime scene clean-up, relocation expenses, child care/day care services, victims’ rights attorney fees, domestic help, and other victim services related to crimes. 1-877-658-2221.

Immigration Resources:

American Hispanic Immigration Organization| 5 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102 | (973) 370-0907

American Friends Service Committee- Immigrant Rights Program| 89 Market St, 6th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102 | (973) 643-1924 |   

Camden Center for Law and Social Justice - Immigration Services (Camden Office) | 126 N. Broadway, 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08102 | (856) 583-2950

Casa Esperanza | 213 West Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805 | (732) 748-1111   

Catholic Charities of Camden - Immigration Services (Camden Office)| 1845 Haddon Ave, Camden, NJ 08103 | (856) 342-4161 

El Comite de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas(Glassboro Office)|4 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ 08028  | (856) 881-2507

Immigration and American Citizenship Organization  |647 Main Ave, Suite 205, Passaic, NJ 07055 |
(973) 472-4648  

Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County | 32 Ford Ave., 2nd Floor, Milltown, NJ 08850 | 
(732) 777-1940     

LRS Camden Immigrant Advocacy Project 609-964-4520