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Advocate for Immigrant Crime Victims

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Oct 29, 2018
Organization: 
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
City: 
Colorado Springs
State: 
Colorado

Our office of Family Immigration Services (FIS) seeks an attorney fluent in both Spanish and English to represent immigrants who have been victims of crime.  The new employee will join a 4-person team deeply committed to improving access to justice for low-income immigrant households.  Non-attorneys with significant experience in the field of immigration law may be considered as well.
 
The Advocate will assist clients with U- and T-visa applications, VAWA self-petitions and VAWA Cancellation of Removal, and occasional asylum and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases.  However, our office believes that immigration applications are just one important tool to achieve our larger goal -- helping individuals and families to thrive.  The employee will therefore also often help clients to connect to counseling services; find safe housing; apply for Victim Compensation funds; and navigate divorce, child custody, and protective order proceedings in cases of domestic violence.
 
The position begins January 1, 2019, and is grant-funded for two years with the possibility of renewal.  Because of the funding source, the Advocate will serve clients on a strictly pro bono basis.  
 
Colorado Springs consistently ranks as one of the most livable cities in the United States.  It was recently named the #1 most desirable place in the US by U.S. News & World Report, based on low housing prices, a pleasant climate, low crime rates, and a quality of life that includes the US Olympic Training Center, a thriving art and music scene, proximity to the major urban area of Denver, and opportunities for hiking and outdoor recreation in the Rocky Mountains, less than 15 minutes from the city's downtown.
 
To apply, please see the attached materials or visit our website at https://www.ccharitiescc.org/about-us/employment/.  For more information about the position, please contact the Director of Family Immigration Services, Eric Pavri, at epavri@ccharitiescc.org or 719-866-6450.
 
Supplemental information to job posting:
 

  • Attorneys with out-of-state licenses, or law students registered to take the bar exam in other states, will be considered if willing to seek Colorado bar admission within 3 months of beginning employment.
  • Catholic Charities of Central Colorado's office of Family Immigration Services is committed to hiring employees, and serving all people in need, regardless of an employee's or client's gender, race, disability, national origin, age, religion, or sexual orientation.
Closing Date *: 
Saturday, December 29, 2018