- Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services will host a fellow over two years as part of the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps. The fellowship should begin on or about June 1, 2018 and end May/June 2020. The Fellow will be part of Human Trafficking Initiative at LAS and will be responsible for providing trauma-informed, comprehensive legal services to survivors of human trafficking.
The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow will:
- Using trauma-informed approach provide direct legal services to survivors of human trafficking to address the range of civil legal issues that arise from the client's exploitation
- Provide crime victims’ rights enforcement and advocacy
- Engage in coalitions, task force, and other collaborations as requested by supervisor
- Conduct outreach and education activities, provide referrals, and leverage pro bono resources
- Contribute to programmatic reporting required under the federal award
- Collaborate with other Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellows
- Actively participate in mandatory in-person training programs including two-day Crime Victims Justice Corps Victim Law Boot Camp training on June 28-29, 2018 in Washington, DC; learning event at the end of the Fellowship; annual three-day Equal Justice Works Leadership Development Training in October/November 2018 and 2019 in Washington, DC; and training calls with the National Crime Victim Law Institute
About the organization
The Legal Aid Society (LAS) is the legal advocacy arm of Metropolitan Family Services. Each year LAS provides legal services to more than 8,000 low-income families in the Chicagoland area, addressing domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking, housing, and consumer issues.