ALDEA - The People’s Justice Center
To Volunteer, Contact:
532 Walnut Street,Reading, PA 19601
- Phone: 484-877-8002
- Website: https://aldeapjc.org/
- Email: Aldeapjc@gmail.com
The main office for ALDEA – The People’s Justice Center is located at 532 Walnut Street, Reading, Pennsylvania. ALDEA provide quality pro bono or discounted legal representation across the state in areas including, but not limited to Philadelphia, Norristown, York County, as well as services in other states across this great nation.
The mission of ALDEA – The People’s Justice Center is to provide a holistic approach to meeting the multi-faceted needs of our immigrant community members, including through legal, social, educational, and medical services.
ALDEA – The People’s Justice Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides low income individuals and families in immigration removal proceedings with access to quality pro bono or discounted fee legal representation. Although Aldea’s legal services are open to all low income individuals, Aldea assists several specific categories of individuals:
- Unaccompanied minors and minor immigrant children. Aldea represents many children who have entered the United States alone (unaccompanied minor) or entered with a parent where only the child has been placed into immigration removal proceedings;
- Immigrant children who are eligible for relief such as Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals;
- Immigrants detained in immigration detention centers, particularly parents and children detained at the Berks Family Residential (detention) Center;
- Victims of crimes in the United States, including domestic violence.
In the near future, ALDEA also seek to incorporate legal staff that can represent our community members in other areas of legal action.
On the Ground (OTG) Advocate/s are central to Aldea's mission. The OTG Advocates work primarily with families detained at the Berks detention facility. The OTG Advocate/s play an integral role in representing detained families as they are often the first point of contact for newly-detained families. If you are interested in OTG opportunities, please contact Aldea or complete a Volunteer Survey.
- County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Berks
- Area of law: Immigration & Naturalization, Unaccompanied minors and minor immigrant children; Immigrants detained in immigration detention centers; Victims of crimes in the United States, including domestic violence.
- Populations Served: Asylum Seekers, Children, Detained individuals, Human Trafficking Survivors, Immigrant youth and unaccompanied minors, Immigrants, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status
- Opportunities For: Interpreters, Law Students, Lawyers
- Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
- Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: No
- Training Provided: No
- Training Required: No
- CLE credit for trainings: No
- CLE credit for pro bono: No
- Mentoring or supervision offered: No
- Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
- Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation
- Volunteers may participate long-distance: No