The Legal Aid Society is a nonprofit agency that offers legal services for low-income individuals. The agency provides assistance in the areas of housing, immigration, benefits, family conflicts, criminal defense, child protection and juvenile rights. It initiates class action lawsuits to deal with system-wide abuses within the juvenile justice, child welfare and educational systems. The Legal Aid Society assists families to obtain and maintain the basic necessities of life, such as housing, health care, nutritional food and subsistence income. The agency resolves a range of legal problems, including domestic violence, immigration, employment and consumer law issues. It is located in New York City.