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What is CopWatch? CopWatch is the practice of monitoring and documenting police activity to deter, de-escalating and expose abuse.


CopWatch During the COVID-19 Pandemic: COVID-19 has created new conditions for police violence against low-income communities of color that will those who are most vulnerable to criminalization and/or infection the most.

Click here to download the Justice Committee's full guidelines for CopWatch during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can also view them below.

Note: This document was last edited on 04/08/20. Current conditions – including social distancing orders and enforcement – are changing rapidly. We will update these guidelines as needed

CopWatch Guide

CopWatch and ICE Watch guide

Download the booklet now.

Download to know your risk if you are not a U.S. citizen.

  • Click here to download important, in-depth information about the risks of Cop/ICE Watching for people who are not U.S. citizens.

Click here to learn more about JC's CopWatch project, the history of CopWatch, or to become a JC CopWatcher.

Descargue la guía en español

Cop/ICE Watch es la práctica legal de monitorear y documentar la actividad del cumplimiento de la ley con el fin de disuadir o desescalar abuso. Haga clic aquí descargar la guía para

documentar lo que hacen la policía y ICE. Esta guía fue producida por Justice CommitteeCenter for Urban Pedagogy, y diseñador Jade Broomfield.

Haga clic aquí para descargar información importante y detallada sobre los riesgos de la vigilancia de Cop / ICE para personas que no son ciudadanos estadounidense.

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Case & legal support

Case support 347.752.8070

Justice Committee has over 35 years of experience supporting New Yorkers that have been assaulted, and or falsely arrested by NYPD officers. If you have been arrested or assaulted by NYPD and would like support retaining an attorney, filing a complaint, navigating the system, and or bring attention to your case contact us.

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Legal advise for immigration cases

IDP provides legal advice on the immigration consequences of contact with criminal and family court. If you are an immigrant or the loved one of an immigrant in need of assistance, you can leave a voicemail on the IDP helpline and someone will return your call within two business days. Please be ready to provide information on immigration, criminal court, and family court history.

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Free legal support 212.725.6422

If you or a loved one are arrested, we'll put you in touch with a free lawyer. They'll tell you what to expect and begin handling the case. They will also:

Let loved ones know

Friends, family, you name it - we give them the agency to be there for you in case of an arrest.

Situation reversed, you can be there for them too.

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*If you attempt to use a resource that no longer works please contact us to let us know so we can update immediately. Also please share if you know of resources that would be helpful to people caught up in the criminal justice system. Thank you.

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