The Family Court Division of the New York City Law Department serves as the Presentment Agency in Juvenile Delinquency proceedings. We believe that engaging with the community is an essential part of our jobs and we strive to create partnerships, promote public safety, and educate the public on what we do. To accomplish these goals, our staff provide presentations to students, parents, organizations, youth groups, tenant associations, etc. on our role in juvenile delinquency cases as well as in interstate child support matters. For youth, we typically offer an interactive presentation that will provide an overview of the juvenile delinquency system. Our presentation includes sample fact patterns designed to teach students about the legal process and court proceedings, explain the concept of acting in concert, and about making positive choices. This program has proven to be a unique experience for the students, who are given the opportunity to speak with Presentment Agency attorneys and staff who have first-hand knowledge of the juvenile justice system and how it pertains to New York City's youth. For parents and other adults interested in this topic, we provide presentations that explain the Family Court process and can provide materials for parents on crime prevention, afterschool programs, counseling services, and other community-based services.
Furthermore, our agency is also responsible for handling interstate Paternity and Child Support cases. In handling these child support cases, we interact daily with child support agencies, law offices and Courts throughout the country. Our experience and knowledge is transferrable and often applicable to local cases. To further our advocacy for the best interest of children and the overall benefit of our community, we offer a Child Support Presentation geared toward parents.
Our staff are also happy to appear at Career Days to talk about their roles as attorneys or support staff as well as other events to discuss any of the above topics.
To request a presentation, fill out the form below: