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Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law


"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those  
            who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."       
- Franklin D. Roosevelt                            
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Looking to make a difference in the world? Want to fight for social justice? Interested in the law?
CHRCL is the place for you!





Below are descriptions of our various projects and the specific work we need done on each. If you are interested in volunteering or interning with one of these projects please fill out the volunteer application form at the bottom and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


California Prisoners in Solitary Confinement Case

  • Review, scan, file, and help research and/or draft responses to communications from several hundred prisoners in segregated isolation.
  • Help research civil rights groups, faith-based groups, and other significant individuals/groups that may support the effort to end the widespread use of segregated isolation of prisoners in California.
  • Draft correspondence to elected officials and other government officials regarding the need to change California’s policy on the use of segregated isolation.
  • Research what other states and countries have done to avoid the widespread use of segregated solitary confinement and help draft alternatives for California.
  • Draft editorials and op-ed pieces addressing California’s policy and available alternative models.

De Leon Lawsuit Challenging DOMA

  •     public opinion and support building
    • includes writing letters and emails, making phone calls and doing research
    • focusing on religious, business and political leaders

Voces Unidas

  •     update the database with current resources, information and documents pertaining to domestic abuse

Casa Libre

  •     tutoring
  •     cleaning/house maintenance
  •     sport activities
  •     mentoring
  •    participating in field trips

* will require a background check
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Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law Websites:
CENTERFORHUMANRIGHTS.ORG - CASA-LIBRE.ORG - CENTERFORHUMANRIGHTS.ORG/PRISONERS - CENTERFORHUMANRIGHTS.ORG/DOMA-
VOCESUNIDAS.ORG - NATIONALIMMIGRATIONREFORM.ORG - IMMIGRANTCHILDREN.ORG