Social Justice Attorney – focused on Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) – Contra Costa County regional office

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Organization¬†¬† Bay Area Legal Aid (BayLegal) is committed to ensuring civil justice for the most vulnerable members of our communities and fighting the systemic and racial inequities that perpetuate intergenerational poverty. ¬†Rooted in Bay Area communities from Silicon Valley to Napa Valley, we center our work around the civil legal needs of families with children, …

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Free Clinic to Seal Juvenile Records

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Bay Area Legal Aid is offering a free legal clinic to seal juvenile records for eligible individuals on April 11, 2019, from 4:00pm-6:00pm at Opportunity Junction in Antioch. When you seal your juvenile records relating to an arrest or court case, the court deems the arrest or court case “never to have occurred.” This means …

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“Towed Into Debt”: Major New Report Shows How Towing Practices in CA Unfairly Harm Low-Income Drivers

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Today Bay Area Legal Aid announces the publication of “Towed Into Debt.” This major new report looks at the economic, legal, and policy aspects of municipal tow and impound practices across multiple cities in California, where approximately 1 million vehicles are towed by public agencies each year, and finds compelling evidence that: Towing is often …

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BayLegal Lawsuit Helps Spotlight Systemic Problems with Juvenile Detention in 4 Bay Area Counties

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A November 9th story on NBC Bay Area by Liz Wagner, Michael Bott, and Jeremy Carroll finds that 4 of 5 Bay Area counties investigated are deciding in a majority of cases to hold kids in pre-trial juvenile detention when their own assessment tools indicate pre-trial release. This investigative report emerged from discussions between BayLegal …

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Past and Present BayLegal Fellows

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Equal Justice Works Fellow
Current Fellows Henrissa Bassey Equal Justice Works Fellow Sponsored by: the Morrison & Foerster Foundation About Henrissa’s Project Henrissa Bassey joined BayLegal in 2016 as an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by the Morrison & Foerster Foundation. Henrissa provides comprehensive legal advocacy to avoid the over-incarceration of justice-involved youth in Contra Costa County, with a …

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