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Category: Law & Justice

VIDEO: Transforming the Courts Through Family and Community Participation

As ACJP launches a new training series for organizations to impact their local court system, we are releasing this mini-documentary to give a glimpse into the stories, strategies, and triumphs we have witnessed. From a mother freeing her son, to a church creating an ACJP hub, this video shows the early stages of our growth (recorded a year and a half ago.)

Mother's Day Math: A Mother's Love > The System

We dedicate this Mother's Day to all the moms of the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project who fight for their children's freedom. Their enduring love ultimately is greater than the criminal justice and immigration systems which threaten to separate their families.

The People's Court - Why Community Organizing Is the Way to Realize Gideon's Promise

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions this country’s criminal justice system has ever known – Gideon v. Wainwright (1963), which guaranteed criminal defendants the right to a defense attorney regardless of their ability to pay.

In the Isolation of Immigration Court, A Son Finds His Mother

Photographer Charisse Domingo captures a powerful, yet rare, moment of family connection in the separating experience of immigration court.

Sisters That Been There Reflect on Documentary "Crime After Crime"

As an installment of Sisters That Been There weekly writing posts, the women respond to the acclaimed film "Crime After Crime" -- a documentary centered around a woman who found freedom after 27 years of wrongful incarceration.

How Family Letters Beat a Juvenile Hall Sentence and a Potential Deportation

A profile of an ACJP San Mateo case where letters from the family changed the outcome of a juvenile criminal case that had immigration consequences.

Keeping Families Together — Using Photographs to Show Why Loved Ones Should Not Be Deported

This week, we at ACJP worked with a family and their attorney to put together an almost 100 page mitigation packet to help support their loved one’s deportation proceedings and hopefully convince immigration officials to let their brother stay in the US. Their brother was a victim of a horrific crime, one that has traumatized him and his family for years.

There’s Something About Mary’s Family: Bringing Loved Ones Home After Three Strikes Reform

An ACJP family starts the journey to bring their loved home home after the passing of California's historic Proposition 36.

Sisters That Been There Graduate "The Celebration of Life"

DeBug Photographer Charisse Domingo attends a graduation of life for women who've been stuck in the cycles of incarceration. "Sisters That Been There" a support group created by former incarcerated Steeda McGruder explains each of her graduates

Hip Hop for Justice in South San Jose (De-Bug and Zulu Nation Event)

Hip Hop met politics in the Edenvale Community Center in South San Jose. MCs, elected officials, community leaders all having a good time while building a movement.
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