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Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York
111 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 428-8400
Phone: 1-877-777-6152
Fax: (607) 753-7257

Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation which gives free civil legal information, advice and representation to residents of Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, Oneida, Herkimer, Cayuga, Onondaga, Madison, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego, Broome and Delaware Counties and farmworkers throughout New York State who are eligible and cannot afford to hire an attorney to help them with civil legal problems and questions.

Rural Law Center
22 U.S. Oval
Suite 203
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 561-5460
Phone: (866) 324-1183
Fax: (518) 561-5468

Since 1996, the Rural Law Center of New York (RLCNY) has been providing free civil legal services to low-income individuals and families statewide. The Rural Law Center’s legal staff is available to assist kinship caregivers from most upstate New York counties. Family members are welcome to contact our offices with any questions you may have regarding custody, visitation and other Family Court matters.  Our staff will provide legal advice and can assist you with the preparation of custody petitions and other common issues. Our services are made possible primarily with financial support from NYS Judiciary Civil Legal Services and the IOLA Fund of the State of New York.  The RLCNY serves every upstate county in New York except: Erie, Niagara, Monroe, Onondaga, Oneida, Broome, Albany, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester. We do not serve NYC or Long Island.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Site
Cortland County Program
PO Box 7004
Ithaca, NY 14851
Phone: (315) 886-2805

New Justice offers mediation, arbitration, and process facilitation as dispute resolution alternatives to litigation.  Due to its contracts with the NYS Unified Court System, New Justice is empowered to intervene in an extensive array of situations and conflicts in the region’s Civil, Criminal, and Family Courts.  New Justice provides a state-certified mediation skills training program to its paid and volunteer staff under the auspices of the NYS Community Dispute Resolution Centers Program.

Cortland County Area Agency on Aging
County Office Building
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 753-5060
Fax: (607) 758-5528

The mission of the Cortland County Area Agency on Aging is to advocate, plan, develop and provide a coordinated system of programs and services on behalf of all aging citizens of Cortland County so that they might live with independence and dignity.

City of Cortland Youth Bureau
35 Port Watson Street
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 753-3021
Fax: (607) 753-3023

The Cortland Youth Bureau will provide our community the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of recreational and educational programs. We will strive to provide the highest quality programs and facilities through strong and imaginative leadership. It is our desire to combine a positive environment with a rewarding experience.

Cortland County Youth Bureau
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 758-5509
Fax: (607) 756-3419
The Cortland County Youth Bureau is charged with the responsibility of developing and accounting for a county wide system of youth services. To reach this objective, the Youth Bureau networks with county municipalities and not for profit agencies within the county.

Department of Social Services
Cortland County Office Building 2nd Floor
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 753-5320

Provides: Temporary Assistance Services, Family Services, Child Support and Enforcement Services, Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), Fostercare, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)

Health Administration
County Office Building
60 Central Avenue
Cortland New York, 13045-2746
Phone: (607) 753-5035

The mission of the Cortland County Health Department is to promote health, prevent disease, injury, and disability while enhancing the quality of the life within our community.

Services:  Early Intervention, Nursing Clinics, Public Health Insurance Enrollment, Lead poisoning, Narcan

Mental Health Department of Cortland County
7 Clayton Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 758-6100
Fax: (607) 758-6116
Mental Health Department goal is to assist individuals with mental health issues become more functional in emotional, cognitive, social, vocational, educational and/or self- care areas.

Support Group
Family Support Services
Mental Health Department of Cortland County
7 Clayton Ave.
Cortland, NY 13045
Phone: (607) 758-6100

Family Support Services is a program offered by the Cortland County Mental Health Department that serves the families of children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges. Designed to provide supportive services that empower families and enhance their ability to care for their special-needs children in the home. A program that operates on the principle of individualized care, recognizing that each family is unique in its strengths and needs. A program whose goals include assisting families to improve overall functioning, reducing stress and restoring stability and assisting parents in developing effective parenting skills.

Family Court
Cortland County Courthouse
46 Greenbush St., Suite 301
Cortland, NY 13045-2772
Phone: 607-218-3325
Fax: 646-963-6452

The Family Court hears and determines most legal issues involving children and families. There is a Family Court within each county of the State which is authorized to hear matters relating to: custody and visitation; monetary support for children, spouses, and ex-spouses; adoption; paternity; abuse and neglect of children; violence among family members

Cortland County Foster Care Preventative Services
60 Central Avenue
Cortland, New York 13045
Phone: (607) 753-5347

The purpose of Preventive Services is to prevent out-of-home placements of children. Families work with Preventive Services on a voluntary basis or services can be court ordered through Family Court. A Caseworker is assigned to the family and conducts an assessment to identify service needs and to create a service plan.