ADVOCACY & OUTREACH
Schools: We work closely with faculty and staff in the San Francisco Unified School District, especially its CAMINOS program, to identify students in need of legal representation. We provide trainings as needed to SFUSD educators and parents about the nature of immigration proceedings for youth and the best ways to support students who are facing deportation.
ISAP: Many of our clients are on the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP), which involves mandated phone and in-person meetings with supervision officers, stringent curfews, travel restrictions, and electronic ankle monitors. Though this supervision program, considered an “alternative to detention,” is intended to be a more humane option than prolonged detention, the program is often arbitrary and inconsistent in its treatment of participants. The ISAP program also poses threats to individuals’ physical and psychological wellbeing. With other local partners, we are advocating for fair and humane treatment on behalf of our clients.