Student-Initiated Pro Bono
The Access to Justice Institute works closely with student organizations that facilitate pro bono work or community service projects. ATJI provides strategic planning support, troubleshooting assistance, and guidance in identifying community needs and partners in order to ensure that student organizations are having the most impact possible.
Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project (IMAP): IMAP is a coalition of law students, attorneys, social service providers, and formerly incarcerated women who seek to change the rights afforded incarcerated and previously incarcerated women in Washington. IMAP supports incarcerated women by providing legal information on family law and dependency issues, and connecting parents to outside resources. IMAP offers monthly prison presentations at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women as well as monthly presentations and office hours at Washington Corrections Center for Women. IMAP also works to connect community providers, such as parent, chemical dependency, and domestic violence advocates and experts to incarcerated women by hosting a series of classes and trainings at prison sites.
Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
Street Youth Legal Advocates of Washington (SYLAW-SU): SYLAW works to eradicate the civil legal barriers that homeless youth and youth at-risk of homelessness face which prevent them from becoming self-sufficient. SYLAW programs provide information and education to homeless youth, and youth at-risk of homelessness in the areas of housing, education, employment, family law, consumer law, and public entitlements. SYLAW also partners with Team Child to provide a monthly opportunity to people with juvenile records to seal those records. Visit SYLAW's TWEN site for more information.
For more information, please visit the Student Life Student Organization page.