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Immigrant Mothers and Children in Detention: Volunteers/Interns Needed

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Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Foundation

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The Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL) is a Los Angeles non-profit organization that focuses its work on the civil and human rights of insular minorities and vulnerable communities.

Our organization initiates and conducts impact class action litigation, provides technical support to other providers of legal services, and engages in advocacy work on selected issues impacting vulnerable low-income groups with legal injuries. Several of our projects are described at our web sites: www.centerforhumanrights.org and www.casa-libre.org.

CHRCL is currently seeking volunteers and interns who are committed to creating significant social change in advocating for human rights. Interested individuals will have the opportunity to assist staff to prepare for a landmark case involving asylum-seeking mother's and children being held in detention.

The Flores case, which has been ongoing since 1986, was the first of its kind and set nationwide standards for the treatment of unaccompanied minors in detention as a result of the settlement agreement reached in 1996.

We have recently collected declarations from mothers and children in various detention sites and now need help to organize information in these declarations into SUBJECT files to help us prepare a legal brief seeking to have as many mothers and children as possible released from custody.

Please contact us if you are willing to dedicate one or more hours on this important project during the next week. If you are unable to dedicate time within the next week, but wish to work on this issue after that, please contact us as there will be more volunteer work needed on this important case.

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About Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Foundation

Location:

256 S. Occidental Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90057, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law is to protect and promote the observance of human rights and the constitutional and civil rights of immigrants, refugees, indigenous peoples, migrants, children and other minorities.

Description

The Center is a non-profit, public interest legal foundation dedicated to furthering and protecting the civil, constitutional, and human rights of immigrants, refugees, children, and the poor.
The Center is supported by the California Legal Services Trust Fund, private donations, and the receipt of attorneys' fees in major cases. Students, lawyers, and other volunteers are encouraged to join the Center's efforts to protect and promote domestic and international civil and human rights.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

256 S. Occidental BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90057

(34.06771,-118.28167)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least one hour.
  • Access to a computer.

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