Adelphoi Program

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RESTORING JUSTICE

Adelphoi Volunteers engage in the work of reforming our criminal justice system by developing restorative and supportive relationships with Restoring Justice's clients. "Adelphoi" is Greek for brother or sister, and volunteers enact this familial loving attitude by merely being proximate with our clients - through visits and presence throughout the legal process and potentially beyond. Our vision is a redeemed criminal justice system that respects and upholds every human's dignity and constitutional rights. The Adelphoi Volunteer is at the heart of that mission.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must live in the Houston area during about a six-month engagement period.

  • Meet with the client at least twice a month during the engagement period.

  • Meet with our coordinator twice a month during the engagement period.


EXPECTATIONS
  • Flexible and humble attitude.

  • Desire to listen and learn.

  • Be supportive with a sibling-like attitude.

More opportunities with RESTORING JUSTICE

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About RESTORING JUSTICE

Location:

4407 NEW ORLEANS ST, HOUSTON, TX 77020, US

Mission Statement

Ending mass incarceration one client and heart at a time

Description

Founded in 2016, Restoring Justice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Houston, Texas, that provides holistic and client-centered representation to marginalized members of our community facing criminal charges. This includes the provision of expert criminal defense legal representation, social work services, trauma-informed counseling, spiritual support, volunteer connections, and more.

Our mission is to end mass incarceration, one client and heart at a time. We take cases of those unsatisfied with their legal representation and/or are represented by appointed counsel who exceeds recommended caseload guidelines and offer them holistic representation, free-of-charge.

As a grassroots, human-centered organization, we also take community engagement seriously and routinely participate in educational endeavors and innovative collaborations that bolster the criminal justice reform movement. We strive to pursue all kinds of criminal justice reform, focusing on removing racial disparities and reforming the indigent defense system.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4407 NEW ORLEANS STHouston, TX 77020

(29.77706,-95.32588)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 - 6 month engagement period

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