Diverse Needs

About Litigants With Diverse Needs

There is an increasing number of litigants who, due to age or physical or mental impairments, are unable to meaningfully avail themselves of helpful court-based programs or information. Some of these litigants are also facing the threat of eviction, making them especially vulnerable. The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program oversees landlord-tenant based programs in New York City, such as the Guardian Ad Litem Program, the Assigned Counsel Program and the Integrated Part, that were created with these litigants in mind.

The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program also conducts a Poverty Simulation training program to increase sensitivity and awareness of the 2.8 million people living in poverty in New York State.