Georgetown Law issued a press release on CJP's recent victories related to actions by the D.C. City Council.
CJP's upcoming work with LIFT-DC, which will focus on developing policy advocacy strategies for the organization, was highlighted in a post on LIFT's blog.
The Community Justice Project received the Civic Leadership Award from Casa Ruby at its second anniversary celebration on June 3.
The leadership award was given in honor of work done by clinic students Jason Amirhadji (L’14), Michelle Mirabal (L’14) and Jessica DeStefano (L'14) in creating a strategic plan for the organization's future advocacy.
A full release is available here.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, CJP students will be working with:
- The W.I.R.E. (Women Involved in Reentry Efforts)
- The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
- Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities
- University Legal Services
- Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.
- Mentoring Today, DC Lawyers for Youth, and School Justice Project
The Community Justice Project is a clinic at Georgetown Law where students represent individual clients and act as advocates for community, non-profit, educational, faith-based and other organizations and groups.
Each spring we accept requests from community, non-profit, educational, faith-based, and other organizations and groups for projects to be completed in the upcoming academic year. As we take referrals directly from the court, we do not directly accept individual direct representation clients.
Our students serve as advocates, consultants, advisors, capacity-builders, strategic planners, policy analysts and community organizers to help clients tackle complex, high priority projects.
The Community Justice Project teaches students about the commitment that will sustain and energize them as advocates, the tactics that can produce success in particular cases, and the strategies that look to long-term (perhaps very long-term) success and participation in a protracted struggle for justice.