The goal of this AmeriCorps Program is to provide equal access to justice for those who cannot afford an attorney. Students are trained and supervised by attorneys. After completing 300 hours (60 hours are dedicated to training/preparation) students are eligible for a $1,230.69 education award or "service scholarship." Academic credit is also available through the Center for Community Learning.
UCLA students provide assistance to self-represented litigants in court-based, self-help programs throughout Los Angeles County. There are several pre-selected sites specializing in family law, housing, landlord/tenant disputes, or small claims.
2017-2018 Recruitment Now Open!COLLEGE STUDENT PROGRAM (300 MINIMUM TIME)
JusticeCorps college student members provide 300 hours of service within an academic year (typically September – May/June). Members are required to serve a minimum of 6-8 hours per week at their assigned service location. The 2017-2018 program start date is September 9, 2017. All 300 hours of service must be completed by August 10, 2018. APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 10, 2017
Student Spotlight: Service through Community EngagementJusticeCorps: Community Engagement Matters
This academic year, 135 JusticeCorps members from six local universities will log an impressive 40,500 hours of community service in the Los Angeles Superior Court System. This may seem like a lot of work – and it is, but that doesn’t keep hundreds of students from applying to JusticeCorps each year. READ MOREJusticeCorps: Experience that Matters
What does an uninspiring internship look like? Getting coffee, making photocopies or filing papers all day? Doing lots of busy work but not getting any actual work experience? Unfortunately, these types of bad internship experiences are common. JusticeCorps provides an excellent alternative to UCLA students. The program is one of the few opportunities for undergraduates to interact with someone at a highly professional level. Everything students do is direct service. There is a lot of observation in other service programs, but JusticeCorps is 100% about direct service to the public. READ MORE
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