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The City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) has released a report examining how legal services have helped clients change their lives. Continue reading

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From the time she was five years old, Miriam (not her real name), a Nigerian victim of human trafficking, lived with an aunt’s family where she was mistreated and abused, especially by an older cousin. Continue reading

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and their families. Continue reading

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Angelica (names changed for privacy and safety) came to the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) in 2013 seeking legal assistance because she was a victim of international labor trafficking. Continue reading

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Last month, the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children Project visited with a group of legal, labor rights and government agency leaders that work on issues of labor migration and human trafficking. Continue reading

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The City Bar Justice Center is pleased to be selected as one of Immigrant Justice Corps’ inaugural Justice Fellow Host Organizations. CBJC will host two Justice Fellows for a period of two years. Continue reading

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Jenny, a forty-year-old mother of two, recently had some wonderful news: her employment authorization card was approved by the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service. This card will allow her to apply for a Social Security number and will open many doors for Jenny and her family. Continue reading

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Today the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women & Children Project (IWC) released a Special Report, Spotlight on 150 Human Trafficking Cases, that reflects over a decade of direct representation of low-income immigrant survivors of human trafficking in the New York City metropolitan area and informs the Justice Center’s advocacy and policy recommendations. Continue reading

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The Immigrant Women and Children Project’s Equal Justice Works fellow, Laura Matthews-Jolly, today spoke about human trafficking at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice. Continue reading

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Today, in honor of Shine the Light on Slavery Day, President Obama’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons released a draft five-year strategic plan. Continue reading

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