Justice Resources

in New York City

helpNYC believes regardless of a person's experience with the criminal justice system in New York City, they deserve to be heard, treated fairly, and have every possibility to recover and thrive. A history of experience with the criminal justice system does not negate the opportunity for growth or ability to recover and live a productive, engaged, and full life.

helpNYC has collected the following resources for those who have experience with the criminal justice system to help them in their recovery and reentry to society.

Legal Representation

Good Call


12:00a - 11:59p



Listing ID: 2976490291

Good Call provides a 24/7 arrest support hotline that prevents individuals from having their rights violated because they can't afford a private lawyer when they are arrested.

Services Offered

  • Provides legal representation once an arrest happens to ensure initial rights are not violated.

  • Provides legal support in evoking rights at the time of arrest.

  • Will assist in a case transfer to a public defender or private attorney for arraignment.


  • Those who are arrested in New York City boroughs of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island regardless of residency.

  • Self or family member referrals only.


  • A Criminal arrest in New York City


  • First 72 hours of legal representation only.

Rentry Programs

Justice Initiatives Program

at Housing Works

9:00a - 5:00p

Positive Health Project

301 West 37th Street, 5th Floor

New York, New York 10018

Midtown West, Manhattan

email | 917.577.1664

Listing ID: 2589977297

The Housing Works Justice Initiatives Program is a collaboration between Housing Works Inc. and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) to provide comprehensive, holistic pre-release and post-release reentry services to individuals returning to the five borough communities following incarceration.

Services Offered

  • Identification and Document retrieval

  • Benefits Access and Recertification

  • Referrals to Health & Wellness Programs

  • Skills Groups

  • Vocational Training, Mentoring, and Placement

  • Educational Training

  • Case Management


  • Contact with the criminal justice or legal system in the last five years.


  • Self, program, or attorney referral

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Released from Rikers Island or a New York State Correctional Facility.


  • Must be engaged with case management and health services within Housing Works after enrollment.

Alternatives to Incarceration

Alternatives to Incarceration

at Housing Works

Program Sites


East New York

email | 917.577.1664

Listing ID: 2589837479

The Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) Program is a collaboration between Housing Works Inc. and the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) to provide jail-bound individuals 18 years of age and

older with court-mandated comprehensive, holistic behavioral health services through Brooklyn and Manhattan Criminal and Supreme Courts. The behavioral health services are provided through Housing Works Inc. Article 28 OASAS clinics.


  • 18 years of age and older

  • Program participant must be in pre-trial, pre-plea, or post-disposition


  • Attorney must make referral, no self-refferals accepted.

  • Open Cases in Brooklyn or Manhattan or reside in Brooklyn or Manhattan and have cases in other boroughs.


  • Sex offense cannot be the top charge.