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)
*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
|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).