CJP students have been busy advocating in front of the D.C. City Council:
CJP students Meghan Morris and Stephanie Redfield testified at the D.C. City Council Oversight Hearing on the D.C. Department of Employment Services to advocate for more efficient and accurate handling of unemployment insurance claims for D.C. residents.
CJP students Rachel Shapiro and Emily Tatro testified at the D.C. City Council Public Hearing on the Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety as part of their work with The Office on Returning Citizen Affairs.
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.
We are currently accepting requests from community, non-profit, educational, faith-based, and other organizations and groups for projects to be completed in the 2013-14 academic year. This round of projects by students will be completed either September-December 2013 or January-April 2014. 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.