Attorney (Immigrant Children’s Justice Project)
The Center for Children’s Advocacy (CCA), the largest children’s rights organization in New England, seeks a dynamic attorney for its Immigrant Children’s Justice Project. CCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to enforcing the legal rights of low-income children. More information about the Center can be found on CCA’s website: www.cca-ct.org.
The ICJP is the primary source of life-saving legal services for immigrant children and youth in Connecticut. The Project provides legal representation, training and system reform advocacy to help immigrant children and youth gain immigration status and access systems that provide them with critical health, education and support services. Click here for more information about the ICJP.
This opening is for a full time attorney who will have the opportunity to advocate for immigrant children and youth through a wide variety of strategies. The attorney will:
- Provide legal consultation and representation to immigrant children and youth regarding Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, other immigration options, access to education as English Language Learners (ELLs) and special education students.
- Provide legal rights training to immigrant youth, families, advocates and community providers.
- Collaborate with CCA’s Communications Director to produce legal information materials for youth and community providers.
- Collaborate with other immigrant advocacy organizations to bring information and legal services to immigrant youth.
- Collaborate with other CCA attorneys, outside immigrant advocacy organizations and community providers to identify systemic problems that impact immigrant youth and engage in system reform advocacy, including litigation, administrative advocacy and legislative advocacy as necessary, to address the identified problems.
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and are within the general range of salaries for public interest organizations.
CCA is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability.
Candidates should have:
- Cultural competence, experience with children and youth of color and a demonstrated deep commitment to social justice and racial justice is required.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Two or more years of related experience. Immigration experience is preferred.
- Fluency in Spanish is preferred
- Must be admitted to CT Bar or have ability to waive in.
To apply, email cover letter and detailed resume to Stacey Violante Cote at firstname.lastname@example.org.