During the Fall 2013 semester, CJP students are working with:
- DC Jobs Council to expand "ban the box" legislation, which prohibits questions regarding criminal history on initial job applications, to private sector job applications in D.C.
- Casa Ruby, a multicultural community center for the District’s LGBT communities, to assist with its strategic growth and develop and expand its policy advocacy and legal services.
- SOME Inc., So Others Might Eat, to design and implement a District-wide advocacy strategy for increasing and improving resources for unaccompanied homeless individuals (adults without children).
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.
Each spring we accept requests from community, non-profit, educational, faith-based, and other organizations and groups for projects to be completed in the upcoming academic year. 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.