Legal Services

    Results: 9

  • Adult Protective Intervention/Investigation (6)
    PH-6500.0500-050

    Adult Protective Intervention/Investigation

    PH-6500.0500-050

    Programs that investigate and intervene on behalf of adults who are unable to act on their own behalf, manage their own affairs, or who are in immediate danger due to physical or emotional abuse, unsafe or hazardous living conditions, exploitation, neglect or abandonment. Services may include removal of the individual to safer surroundings, authorization for medical treatment and other available services necessary to remove the conditions which have created a threat to life. Included are programs that receive reports of and investigate elder abuse involving noninstitutionalized adults.
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services Offices (6)
    FT-3500.1500

    Citizenship and Immigration Services Offices

    FT-3500.1500

    Government offices that provide immigration and naturalization services and benefits, and enforce immigration laws. These offices receive and adjudicate petitions for change of status to or extension of nonimmigrant visa categories, family and employment based petitions leading to immigrant visas, petitions for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence and petitions for naturalization. They also investigate violations of immigration laws, pursue the removal of aliens thought to have violated those laws, if warranted, provide for the detention of aliens, and manage the removal of persons found to have committed removable offenses as defined by immigration law. The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) is part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Crime Prevention (5)
    FN-1500

    Crime Prevention

    FN-1500

    Programs that help individuals and the general public protect themselves against crime or prevent its occurrence.
  • General Legal Aid (37)
    FT-3200

    General Legal Aid

    FT-3200

    Programs that provide legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals who need assistance in routine legal matters, usually in the area of bankruptcy, housing, public benefits, family law, elder law or immigration/naturalization.
  • Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services (6)
    FT-3600

    Immigration/Naturalization Legal Services

    FT-3600

    Programs that provide legal assistance for immigrants, nonimmigrant visa applicants, asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents who are seeking naturalization. Services are generally provided by nonprofit immigration law offices and may involve information and consultation about benefits under immigration law including procedures for obtaining student, visitor and employment-based visas; family immigration; asylee status; lawful permanent residence status; or citizenship.
  • Landlord/Tenant Assistance (4)
    FT-4500

    Landlord/Tenant Assistance

    FT-4500

    Programs that provide assistance, information and support for tenants and/or landlords who are involved in rental housing disputes; or which administer state laws or local ordinances which govern rent control and other aspects of tenant/landlord relations.
  • Lawyer Referral Services (6)
    FT-4800

    Lawyer Referral Services

    FT-4800

    Programs that maintain lists of private attorneys and link people who need legal assistance with lawyers who specialize in the required area of law.
  • Legal Representation (8)
    FP-4500

    Legal Representation

    FP-4500

    Programs that are staffed by lawyers who appear on behalf of their clients in criminal, civil and/or administrative actions and proceedings in addition to offering legal advice and guidance.
  • Licensing/Certification/Accreditation (9)
    DF-4500

    Licensing/Certification/Accreditation

    DF-4500

    Programs that authorize the practice of a profession or the operation of a business or community facility after determining that established standards have been met. Activities usually include establishment of standards; review of applications; preparation and administration of examinations; issuance or denial of licenses, certificates or accreditation papers; enforcement of compliance with standards through inspection and monitoring; and revocation of licenses or disciplinary action in cases of noncompliance.