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Community Development Project

The Community Development Project (CDP) at the Urban Justice Center seeks applicants for the position of supervising attorney. The position will focus on advocacy on behalf of low-wage immigrants connected to organizing campaigns. The supervising attorney will join an existing immigrants’ rights team that partners with community-based organizations in all five boroughs of New York City.

Background
CDP’s Immigrants’ Rights team aims to protect individuals from detention and deportation, keep families together, and build power in immigrant communities. We provide legal representation on a wide range of humanitarian and family-based immigration case types in both affirmative and defensive contexts. Our attorneys are also involved in efforts to support the development of immigrant community defense networks, challenge harsh immigration laws and enforcement practices, promote language access and combat immigration fraud. Community-based partners whose work we support include African Communities Together, Damayan Migrant Workers' Association, DRUM - South Asian Organizing Center, La Colmena, National Mobilization Against Sweatshops, and Worker’s Justice Project, among others.

CDP provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. CDP employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. Applicants are encouraged to learn more about the CDP’s work by looking at our website: http://cdp.urbanjustice.org/

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project provides legal, participatory research and policy support to strengthen the work of grassroots and community-based groups in New York City to dismantle racial, economic and social oppression. CDP employs a unique model of partnership with grassroots and community-based groups. Our partners take the lead in determining the priorities and goals for our work, and advance our understanding of justice. This upends the traditional power dynamics between communities and service providers. We believe in a theory of change where short-term and individual successes help build the capacity and power of our partners, who in turn can have longer-term impact on policies, laws and systems that affect their communities. Our work has greater impact because it is done in connection with organizing, building power and leadership development. 

 

Community Development Project

The Community Development Project seeks a law student extern to work on a new project focused on for-profit immigration bond companies. The extern will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with CDP’s Immigrants’ Rights and Consumer Justice teams to document the experiences of New York community members who have used bond company services and to explore advocacy opportunities to address misleading or abusive practices. Applicants with a demonstrated commitment to immigrants’ rights advocacy and/or familiarity with the immigration detention and bond process are especially encouraged to apply.

Urban Justice Center

We are seeking a strong Senior Accountant who can provide exceptional support in the financial operations of a growing organization. 

Domestic Violence Project

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC's most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a Fall Legal Intern to work with and on behalf of immigrant survivors of domestic violence. DVP's mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims’ human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers, and advocates provide immigration legal services, legal representation in New York City Family Courts, Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, and Immigration Court, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and ongoing domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

DVP seeks a Fall Legal Intern to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide assistance to immigration attorneys in matters such as VAWA self-petitions, Battered Spouse Waivers, U and T visas, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, asylum, and other forms of immigration relief. This internship placement may be in any of the five boroughs.

Domestic Violence Project

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of NYC's most vulnerable citizens. The Domestic Violence Project (DVP) at the Urban Justice Center is seeking to hire a Fall Legal Intern to work with and on behalf of victims of domestic violence. DVP's mission is to help victims of domestic violence and their children live free of violence and abuse. We consider domestic violence in any type of relationship, regardless of gender or sexual identity, to be a human rights violation. Our work focuses on providing legal and social work services to promote justice and vigorously defend and protect victims' human rights. To accomplish this, our attorneys, social workers and advocates provide legal representation in NYC Family and Integrated Domestic Violence Courts, mental health services, advocacy, case management, and on-going domestic violence education and outreach activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
DVP seeks a Fall Legal Intern to work within a legal-psychosocial framework with survivors of domestic violence to provide assistance to Family Law attorneys in matters concerning orders of protection, custody, visitation and child/spousal support. This internship placement may be for any of the 5 boroughs.

Veteran Advocacy Project

The Veteran Advocacy Project (VAP) seeks a supervising attorney.

Urban Justice Center

UJC seeks an individual to join their growing fiscal management team.

Street Vendor Project

The Interim Manager of Institutional Giving is a part-time (2-3 days a week) temporary position (October 24, 2016- March 31, 2017) to cover for a parental leave. There is a possibility of continued employment with the Street Vendor Project in some capacity, based on the needs of the organization and funding availability, after this temporary position ends.

Community Development Project

CDP is seeking law students for legal internships as they become available. Legal Interns will work in any/all of the legal practice areas within CDP, including:

Equitable Neighborhoods: We work with grassroots groups, neighborhood organizations and community coalitions to help make sure that people of color, immigrants, and other low-income residents who have built our city are not pushed out in the name of “progress.” We work together with our partners and clients to ensure that residents in historically under-resourced areas have stable housing they can afford, places where they can connect and organize, jobs to make a good living, and other opportunities that allow people to thrive. More information here.  

Housing & Tenants’ Rights: In partnership with tenant-organizing groups, we represent groups of tenants in lawsuits seeking relief from illegal evictions, harassment, failure to make repairs, lack of heat and hot water, lead paint and illegal rent overcharges.

Workers’ Rights: We represent low-wage workers from workers’ centers against employers for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime, tip-stealing, labor trafficking, unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation and other violations of the labor laws. We also collaborate with community groups to provide legal support to employees involved in a variety of labor-related organizing efforts. We also provide direct immigration representation in the context of worker organizing, focusing on workplace U and T visas for low-wage workers.

Capacity-Building for Community Non-Profits and Worker Cooperatives: We advise grassroots organizations in a variety of areas, including incorporation and tax exemption; compliance with non-profit, employment and tax laws; and real estate and lease issues.

Consumer Justice: We support community-based organizations whose members and constituents are experiencing extraordinary debt collection abuse, and represent low-income consumers on matters such as identity theft and unlawful debt collection practices.

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