Center for Community Solutions

Founded in 1969, Center for Community Solutions (CCS) has served more than 21,000 adults and children last year to heal and prevent relationship and sexual violence. CCS operates the only rape crisis center in the city of San Diego along with a countywide 24-hour bilingual crisis helpline. The nonprofit agency also provides emergency domestic violence shelters, hospital and court accompaniment, as well as legal and counseling services for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The legal programs include domestic violence restraining order clinics, family law consultation, and representation for various civil legal issues resulting from a sexual assault or domestic violence incident.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: San Diego
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile
  • Populations Served: Communities of Color, Domestic Violence Victims, General Public, Low Income, Women
  • Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers, Senior Lawyers, Small and medium law firm attorneys
  • Need for non-English services: Arabic, Arabic (Egyptian), Arabic (Levantine), Filipino, Iraqi, Signers for the deaf: ASL, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • Training / Supervision Comments: One-on-one training will be provided by a staff attorney. In addition, CCS provides Crisis Intervention Training and ongoing training to address the specific needs of the domestic violence and sexual assault victims we work with.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: Yes
  • Other Case Load Requirements: 8 hours/week, flexible for long term volunteers
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs)
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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