The law firm of Carro, Carro & Mitchell represents New Yorkers injured in motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, slips-and-falls, accidents on public transportation, medical malpractice, and any other circumstance which may cause you to be injured.

But there are areas of the law which we do not practice, such as criminal defense, divorce and real estate.  And we know there are times you may need help or information not related to the law.

Provided below are links to websites which we hope will provide information and assistance to you.  If you don’t find what you need there, call us, and we will try to help you find the answers you need.

Resource Categories:
For Consumers | Housing & Tenants Rights | Children & Families | Immigration & Citizenship Issues | Crime Victims | Free Legal Services & Advice, General | Seniors, Grandparents | Government Agencies | Criminal Justice System Information | Other Helpful Links

For Consumers

Information about managing debt and illegal debt collection practices
Free credit report
Identity theft protection
New car Lemon Law
Used car Lemon Law
Questions to ask when selecting a healthcare plan
Protecting nursing home patients from abuse and neglect

Housing and Tenant’s Rights

Tenants’ rights guide
Heat and hot water complaints
Tenant’s rights and frequently asked questions
Community-based housing organizations: New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal
Lead paint dangers – a guide for tenants with preschool-aged children

Children and Families

Advocates for Children – Legal services for families who are experiencing problems in obtaining appropriate educational services for their children.
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – The Nation’s Resource Center for Child Protection.
Center for Family Representation – Legal help for people with ACS involvement.
Lawyers for Children – Legal services for children in foster care.
The Door – Legal and social services for youth ages 12 – 21.
Circle of Support – ACS support group for foster, kinship, and adoptive parents.
Office of Children and Family Services Child Abuse Prevention – Frequently asked questions.
National Center for Victims of Crime – Information for teen victims of crime.
US Department of State Child Abduction Webpage – assistance in cases of international parental child abduction.
Department of Youth and Community Development – A list of Fatherhood Initiative providers that serve fathers and their children.
Administration for Children’s Services (ACS)
Administration for Children and Families – Head Start Bureau
Child Welfare Organizing Project –Information and support for parents whose children are in foster care.
New York State Parent Education and Awareness Program – A list of certified providers throughout the state that help separating or divorcing parents better understand the effects of their breakup on their children and give them resources to make it easier. Or download directly here.
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance – Child support information and pamphlets available for download.
New York City Youthline – Hotline providing various resources to NYC youth.
Child Welfare Information Gateway – Glossary of child welfare terms translated into Spanish.
New York Peace Institutes – Provides free mediation services in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Contact them to discuss mediating parenting matters (“custody & visitation”) outside of the Family Court.
Single Parent Resource Center

Immigration and Citizenship Issues

Citizenship Works – Provides information about eligibility for citizenship through naturalization, as well as the naturalization process.
Immigrants Rights and Services Manual – A manual issued by the Office of the Manhattan Borough President that provides important information to newly-arrived New Yorkers — ranging from health care, education, housing and voting to deportation and detention, consumer rights, domestic violence and small business information.
Immigration legal help – to find organizations which provide free or low cost immigration legal help

Crime Victims

New York State Attorney General’s Office – Crime Victim’s Bill of Rights.
National Center for Victims of Crime – Information and assistance to all crime victims and an online library of publications.
National Center for Victims of Crime – Information for teen victims of crime.
National Center for Victims of Crime – Information and assistance for women victims of domestic violence.
National Crime Victim Bar Association – Information for victims about starting civil cases against their perpetrators.
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault – Information and resources concerning sexual violence in New York City.
New York State Crime Victims Board – Information for crime victims about getting assistance
Safe Horizon – Information and assistance for victims of crimes, including domestic violence (all NYC boroughs).

Free Legal Services and Advice, General

InMotion Pro Bono Lawyer Representation – Free legal representation for low-income women.
LawHelp- Information on how to access free legal services nationwide.
Legal Aid Society – Free legal services.
Legal Services of New York – Free legal services for low-income New Yorkers.
New York City Bar Justice Centerx – Free legal information and advice.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest – Legal assistance in civil matters such as housing, civil rights and civil liberties, disability rights, employment, and discrimination.
New York Legal Assistance Group – Legal advice and representation to low-income clients.

Seniors, Grandparents

AARP – Legal information for grandparents.
CERA Legal Hotlines – Links to free legal hotlines for seniors.
AARP Grandcare Support Locator – database which allows kinship caregivers to search for specific types of groups and services within their State or jurisdiction.
MFY Legal Services – Kinship Caregiver Law Project – Matches grandparents and other kin caregivers with private pro bono attorneys from well-established firms who represent caregivers in custody, guardianship and adoption proceedings.
NYC Department for the Aging Grandparent Resource Center - provides information, peer counseling, referrals to community services and support groups specifically grandparent caregivers.
Brooklyn Grandparents Coalition – Support for grandparents.

Government Agencies

ACCESS NYC – a free service that identifies and screens for over 30 City, State, and Federal human service benefit programs.
Board of Elections – Voter registration for New York City residents.
New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board – Information on filing an NYPD complaint.
New York City Commission on Human Rights – Information on filing discrimination complaints.
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Information on obtaining a birth or death certificate or requesting changes.
New York City Department of Homeless Services – Community homeless prevention services.
New York City Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access – Information on public health programs and eligibility guidelines for uninsured New Yorkers:
New York City Police Department – FAQs.
New York City Website – Listing and information for all NYC Government agencies.
Sheriff or Police Departments – Nationwide listings.
Social Security Administration

Criminal Justice System Information

The Bronx Defenders – FAQs on criminal law.
Legal Aid Society – FAQs and publications on criminal law.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service – FAQs and publications about the criminal justice system.
Reentry.net – Materials for attorneys, social service providers, and policy reform advocates on reentry and the consequences of criminal proceedings.
Women’s Prison Association – Provides services and advocacy to women who have current or prior involvement in the criminal justice system.
Columbia University Law School - A manual on the rights of somebody who is incarcerated.
Fortune Society – Services to formerly incarcerated people and at-risk youth.
New York State Unified Court System – Criminal justice system handbook written for defendants.
New York State Department of Correctional Facilities – Locate an inmate in any state correctional facility.
NYC Department of Correction Inmate Look-up Service – Locate an inmate in a NYC jail using basic information.
NYC Department of Correction – Info on how to send packages to inmates, the rules on visiting an inmate, addresses of NYC correctional facilities, FAQs, and more.
Osborne Association – Services for the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, and their families.
Women’s Prison Association – Services and advocacy for women who have current or prior involvement in the criminal justice system.
Women in Prison Project – Services to formerly-incarcerated women, including leadership training.

Other Helpful Links

The Beehive – Information and resources regarding money, health, jobs, school and family in NYC.
Medicare Rights Center – Information on Medicare Rights.
GMHC Legal Unit – Legal services and advocacy for individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
HIV Law Project – Free civil legal services for HIV-positive individuals.
United Neighborhood Houses – Information on community or neighborhood centers which provide a wide range of social services.

DISCLAIMER

With respect to any information found on this web site,  neither  Carro, Carro & Mitchell, LLP  nor any of its members  or employees, makes any warranty, express or implied,  or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information,  product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Carro, Carro & Mitchell, LLP  is not responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced. These links are provided as an information service only.