Enforcement Response and Preparedness Project
CLINIC endeavors to prepare and assist communities in building coordinated networks to respond to the needs of immigrants affected by an enforcement action, such as a raid, in their community.
The work of the Project is as follows:
- Work with affiliates to develop raids response plans to respond to the humanitarian and legal needs of immigrants and to develop standard disaster protocols that will govern their work before, during, and after a raid. CLINIC's National Enforcement Response Plan is a guide to planning a response and preparing for a raid.
- Provide legal resources and technical assistance to affiliates and other organizations coordinating raids response activities in their communities. This includes the delivery of legal and social services, community education, and media engagement to publicize the impact of enforcement actions.
- Build relationships with federal and state officials and advocate with key government entities to mitigate the impact of enforcement actions.
- Advance peer learning and identify strategies on providing assistance to local communities through collaboration with affiliates and related organizations.
- Equip agency responders and the immigrant community through training sessions and by providing materials on child custody planning, care of dependents, housing, medical care, legal representation and finances.
For additional information on the Enforcement Response and Preparedness Project, please contact Debbie Smith at email@example.com or 415-394-0785.