Serving the Ulster County Community

Legal Services

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Ulster County
Volunteers are needed to provide a powerful voice in a child’s life. If you are over 21 years of age, have a strong commitment to children, great communication skills, your own transportation, can pass a background check, and are available during the business day for 10-12 hours per month over the course of the next year, please contact CASA of Ulster County at or 845-339-7543 by April 16, 2010 to apply for an upcoming training. CASA of Ulster County promotes the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected and are involved in the Family Court system—there are children who need your help! 339-7543

Dispute Resolution Center
370 Aaron Court (part of the Willow Park Office complex), Kingston, NY 12401
The Ulster County office of the DRC, located in Kingston, is a non-profit community mediation center offering free or low cost mediation services to all residents of Ulster County for a wide variety of issues including small claims, neighbors, co-workers, businesses, consumer/merchant, landlord/tenant, environmental, agricultural, special education, parent/child, custody/visitation, child support, legal separation and divorce. Our mediators also go into the Town and Village courts in the county to mediate small claims disputes.

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley
We are a not for profit providing free legal representation and advice to low income clients on civil legal matters in the Hudson Valley. Our service area includes Ulster County (in addition to Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester). We have an office located at 101 Hurley Avenue in Kingston, in addition to 5 other offices in our service area. We are in need of volunteers with paralegal skills, and for attorneys who are willing to take a case from us to handle pro bono. We also are in need of a volunteer skilled in the art of website setup and design. More info: 471-0058, ext. 104

Ulster County Crime Victims Assistance Program
The Ulster County Crime Victims Assistance Program operates a 24-hour crisis hotline. We are always in need of compassionate individuals willing to volunteer coverage for evenings, weekends and holidays. After completion of a 30-hour training program, volunteers are certified as a Rape Crisis Counselor Volunteer, and can begin providing assistance to innocent victims of violence within our community. If you are interested in volunteering for Crime Victim Assistance Program, please complete the application or contact our office at 845-340-3443 during business hours.
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