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Albuquerque Office of Equity & Inclusion

Investigates complaints of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations

(505) 768-4589

 

Catholic Charities

Immigration assistance with adjustment of status, DREAMERS, consular processing outside US, work authorization, permanent resident, citizenship classes and certificate, translation and notarization (as part of case), and other services.

(505) 724-4662 Albuquerque

(505) 724-4631 Albuquerque

(505) 424-9789 Santa Fe

Center for Self-Help and Dispute Resolution (Second District Court)

Provides forms, referrals, and procedural information for those who wish to represent themselves without an attorney in matters of divorce, child custody, child support, driver's license restoration, and name changes. Does not offer support for restraining orders, landlord/tenant issues, or Metro Court appeals.

Email: albdselfhelp@nmcourts.gov

Phone:

505-841-6702

505-841-7579

505-841-5409


City of Albuquerque Office of Civil Rights

The City of Albuquerque's Office of Civil Rights is a division of the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  It achieves its mission through the work of the following:

The Office has a Human Rights Board and a Human Rights Officer who investigate complaints of discrimination in Employment, Housing, Public Accommodations, and other forms of discrimination
An ADA Coordinator also investigates discrimination complaints against the City of Albuquerque regarding qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

(505) 768-4595

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission- EEOC

Accepts and investigates allegations of discrimination

(800) 669-4000

Law Help NM

Law Help New Mexico is a project of NM Legal Aid and provides free legal information and resources for low-income New Mexicans. Learn more about your legal issue, your rights, and where to find services.

(866) 416-1922

NM Asian Family Center

Culturally sensitive case management, counseling, legal consultation, children and family programs, domestic violence program, compulsive gambling program, anti-tobacco service, and referrals for Asians.

For Services, email Anhdao:      anh@nmafc.org  

(505) 717-2877

NM Center on Law and Poverty The NM Center on Law and Poverty work with low-income New Mexicans to access public benefits and to protect the rights of people living in poverty.  Excellent resource for those experiencing difficulty accessing public benefits to include TANF, Medicaid and SNAP.  

(505) 255-2840

New Mexico Crime Victims Reparation Commission

Possible compensation for victims of violent crime

(505) 841-9432

(800) 306-6262

NM Immigrant Law Center

The NM Immigrant Law Center assists crime survivors to include domestic violence; provides free legal orientation for asylum; provides educations on knowing your rights when interacting with ICE; assists with citizenship and residency renewals as well as immigrant youth and DACA renewals.

(505) 247-1023

New Mexico Legal Aid

New Mexico Legal Aid provides free services to eligible low-income New Mexico residents with civil (non-criminal) matters. Services range from education, advice and brief services, to full representation in some cases. No one is denied access on the basis of race, age, gender, religion, political affiliation, beliefs, or disability.  The website also lists notices for Legal Clinics in various judicial districts throughout the state.

(505) 505-6694

(877-974-3400

Toll Free

NM State Bar Workshops and Clinics

The NM State Bar offers Workshops and Legal Clinics for the following: Consumer Debt/Bankruptcy; Divorce Options; Common Legal Issues for Senior Citizens; Veterans Civil Legal Advice and Homeless.

(505) 797-6000

Pegasus

Pegasus provides civil legal services to children and youth in dire situations. Most of the clients we serve have suffered extreme hardships such as abuse and neglect. Pegasus is committed to helping them find positive, long-term solutions. We offer a unique range of services to homeless and runaway youth, teen parents, children in the abuse/neglect system, children being raised by their grandparents, and children who have been denied appropriate educational services. Pegasus prides itself on providing comprehensive, high quality legal services to the most vulnerable children and youth in New Mexico.

(505) 244-1101

Senior Citizens' Law Office

For age 60+ residents of Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties. Free legal advice and representation for matters of health care, public benefits, housing, advance directives, some financial issues, guardianship, consumer support, long-term care. Includes estate planning and forms, wills, transfer on death deeds. Some income limits for free services; to be determined after consultation. Does NOT handle domestic relations, criminal defense, medical malpractice, car accidents, neighbor disputes, or grandparent adoption and visitation.

(505) 265-2300

 

State Bar of NM, Legal Service Providers

Excellent list of resources and agencies for a variety of populations and needs, such as children, homeowners, immigrants, people with disabilities, people who are homeless, seniors, tenants, and more.

(505) 797-6000

Wage and Hour Bureau

Enforces minimum wage, payment of wages, and overtime labor laws. Takes claims for unpaid wages under the Minimum Wage Act and the Public Works Minimum Wage Act (scale wages to mechanics and laborers). Answers questions about Family Medical Leave Act and exempt vs. non-exempt for purposes of overtime.

(505) 248-6100

POLICE AND SHERIFFS OFFICES

 

 

Albuquerque Police Dept.

 

(505) 242-2677

APD Crime Prevention

 

(505) 924-3600

APD Crimes Against Children

 

(505) 924-6000

APD Sex Crimes/Stalking

 

(505) 924-6000

Bernalillo County Sheriff

 

(505) 468-7100

Bureau of Indian Affairs

 

(505) 248-7937

NM State Police

 

(505) 827-9300

Rio Rancho Police Dept.

 

(505) 891-7226

Sandoval County Sheriff

 

(505) 867-7526

Santa Fe Police Dept.

 

(505) 428-3710

UNM Campus Police

 

(505) 277-2241

Valencia County Sheriff

 

(505) 866-2460

 

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