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The Center takes on legal and policy research projects, which focus on poverty-related issues.  Recent law school graduates who work at the Center as Dean’s Fellows take the lead on these efforts.  Below are examples of the Center's research projects:

• Family Day Care Provider Networks Research Project – At the request of the National Employment Law Project (NELP), the Feerick Center examined the structure and operation of family day care networks in New York City.  The networks provide administrative and programmatic supports to family day care providers, many of whom subsist on low incomes and provide critically needed child care services in underserved neighborhoods.

• DCA Personally Identifiable Information Research Project – At the request of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), the Feerick Center undertook a research project focused on the Internet and personally identifiable information (PII).  The Center compiled the statutes and regulations governing the Internet and PII and reviewed best practices in connection with privacy policies.

• Lawyers Committee Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) Research Project – The Feerick Center conducted a comprehensive literature review of gender and poverty.  The literature review assisted LCADV in its effort to develop materials in support of its campaign to reform New York State’s maintenance laws, which the LCADV viewed as critical in helping domestic violence survivors and their families ameliorate poverty following separation and divorce.