CJP in the News
CJP's work with LIFT-DC, which focused on developing policy advocacy strategies for the organization, was highlighted in a post on LIFT's blog.
On July 14, 2014, the D.C. City Council unanimously passed a modified version of the "ban-the-box" legislation drafted by CJP students for the D.C. Jobs Coalition in the fall of 2013. The legislation prevents employers from asking job applicants about any criminal history before offering the applicant a position. On December 17, 2014. the Fair Criminal Record Screening Amendment Act of 2014 took effect. Learn more about enforcement of the law here.
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.
CJP students working with So Others Might Eat published recommendations on homelessness in D.C.
CJP's work with So Others Might Eat was featured in Street Sense.
The Blade reported on CJP's work with Casa Ruby.
CJP was featured on the Legislation Law Prof Blog.
WAMU 88.5 featured the collaboration between CJP and Ayuda to combat notario fraud.
CJP students 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 D.C. Office on Returning Citizen Affairs, and responded to questions from Committee Chair Tommy Wells.
CJP students testified at the D.C. City Council Oversight Hearing on The Department of Employment Services.
Immigration practitioners in Oregon are using the resources and arguments in the Georgetown CJP-Ayuda report and manual to argue for the U visa for victims of fraud in an immigration services scheme.
The Southwester highlighted CJP students' work with the Southwest DC community to address and respond to environmental health concerns.