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Agencies - Legal Issues


NAME: Family Court Intake Unit (to file for an order of protection or to file a petition regarding custody, visitation, paternity, and various support issues)
ADDRESS: Central Islip Office: John P. Cohalan Court Complex
                                  400 Carleton Avenue
                                  Central Islip, NY 11722-9082

*In Central Islip, Orders of Protection are filed at the Family Court Clerk's office (room 134) at the John P. Cohalan Court Complex. (631) 853-4289

Riverhead Office:    Criminal Courts Building
                                  County Center
                                  Riverhead, NY 11901
PHONE: Central Islip Office: (631) 853-4246  
                 Riverhead Office: (631) 852-1939

HOURS: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Attempt to stop violence and obtain protection for the abused. Start a proceeding in Family Court by filing a Petition for an Order of Protection in the Family Intake Unit of the Probation Department in Riverhead for east end clients. A prior arrest is not necessary. A Probation Officer will interview you asking the date, time, place and description of the incident and about other recent incidents to establish a pattern of behavior.
Legal Issues
                  Updated: 03/21/2016

NAME: Nassau/Suffolk Law Services - Committee, Inc.
ADDRESS: 1757 Veterans Highway Suite 50, Islandia, NY 11749
CONTACT: Maria Dosso, Director of Communications & Volunteer Services
PHONE: (631) 232-2400 / Fax (631) 232-2489
TIMES: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: Legal problems handled involve basic needs such as housing, health care, food and income. Focus is on entitlement programs such as public assistance, Medicaid, food stamps and SSI as well as on housing problems involving evictions, foreclosures and poor housing conditions. Specialized units include Mental Health Law Project, SSI/Disability Advocacy Project, Domestic Violence Project, HIV Advocacy, and PLAN Project (legal assistance to individuals and families living with cancer). These units are based in our Islandia office, although they do provide service to the east end. Our other office is located at One Helen Keller Way, Hempstead, NY 11550 (services Nassau County).
Community Assistance
Legal Issues
                 Updated: 07/03/2014