The Outreach Paralegal (OP) will assist in Southern Poverty Law Center’s Criminal Justice Reform team’s efforts to (1) reform the juvenile, criminal justice, and/or immigration enforcement systems so they operate fairly and equitably; (2) ensure the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems; and (3) reduce the population of individuals detained and incarcerated in Georgia.
Among other things, the OP will assist with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “crimmigration” docket—contributing to SPLC efforts to sever the pipeline from the criminal justice system into the immigrant detention and deportation system in Georgia and other states in our region.
The OP will perform extensive outreach to current and prospective clients, often in correctional and/or detention facilities, and will interact with community organizations, perform field investigations and engage in advocacy. He or she will also assist the Center’s attorneys with case management and support; conduct research; and organize information related to litigation, case development, and legislation. The position will involve substantial overnight travel within the state and potential travel throughout the Southeast.
Education and Related Work Experience
Knowledge, skills and abilities
Other Special Considerations
This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.