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Equal Justice Works Crimes Victims Justice Corps (CVJC) Fellow
|Location:||Chicago - Loop|
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Equal Justice Works Crimes Victims Justice Corps (CVJC) Fellow Position:
The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) has received a new grant through the Equal Justice Works Crimes Victims Justice Corps (CVJC) to increase legal immigration services for survivors of human trafficking. The Counter-Trafficking Project at NIJC is seeking to hire a fellow under this grant for a two-year period beginning on or about June 1, 2018 and ending May/June 2020.
The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps is a legal fellowship program designed to increase capacity and access to civil legal help for crime victims. A cohort of approximately sixty fellows are placed at nonprofit organizations across the country to provide direct representation to victims of crimes, including human trafficking, fraud/identity theft, campus sexual assault, and hate crime, and immigrant victims of crime with meritorious claims for immigration relief, and outreach and education to community partners. All fellows will incorporate crime victims’ rights enforcement into their practice and will receive training from the National Crime Victim Law Institute and other training and technical assistance providers.
This program is supported by an award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime, Award Number 2017-MU-MU-K131, and private funding.
NIJC’s Counter-Trafficking Project:
The Counter-Trafficking Project provides direct legal immigration services to immigrant survivors of trafficking including representation before U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The CTP’s clients are survivors of both labor and sex trafficking who are currently in DHS custody or have fled their traffickers and are non-detained. The EJW CVJC fellow will conduct trauma-informed legal screenings, make appropriate referrals to other service providers, provide direct legal representation and advocate on behalf of survivors with criminal justice law enforcement. Additionally, the EJW CVJC fellow will conduct outreach to non-legal service providers in the Chicagoland area in order to increase the identification of trafficking survivors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Salary and other support:
The Fellow will receive an annual salary, as well as health insurance and other benefits.
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