Administered by Equal Justice Works
Who are we?
justice AmeriCorps is a program that helps immigrant children who have crossed the U.S. border without a parent or guardian as they navigate complex immigration court proceedings. These children, some as young as five, fled extreme violence and poverty in their home countries. They are not guaranteed any representation in court, but without legal assistance, the likelihood that they will be sent back to these horrific conditions is high.
This initiative of justice AmeriCorps is a partnership led by Equal Justice Works, which includes the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). Through this partnership, a cadre of 46 full-time legal professionals — lawyers and paralegals — will serve as AmeriCorps members in 20 cities across the United States with the greatest need: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Birmingham, Boston, Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Knoxville, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark, Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, and Seattle.
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