AmeriCorps is a network of National Service programs working to address various compelling community needs across the nation. JusticeCorps is one program in the AmeriCorps Network with a focus on increasing access to justice for Californians coming to court without lawyers.
No. JusticeCorps members are enrolled in a variety of majors.
Yes. Prospective members are asked to demonstrate a GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application.
No. Working on another internship while participating in JusticeCorps is not permitted, as our program is a serious commitment.
No. JusticeCorps is a full academic year commitment and members must be able to serve consistently the entire year.
Full-Time JusticeCorps members receive a $20,000 living allowance throughout the service year. JusticeCorps Student Members do not receive a living allowance.
All members are eligible for a Federally funded education award (“Ed Award”) upon successful completion of their service year. Currently, minimum time members receive an Ed Award ranging from $1,300-$1,700. The Ed Award for full time members ranges from $5,500-$6,000.
Many minimum-time Student Members work at a paying job while completing their JusticeCorps service. During the interview process you will have a chance to reflect on whether the balance of coursework, a part-time job, and JusticeCorps service is the right fit for you.
No. JusticeCorps is designed to assist self-represented litigants dealing with civil, small claims, and family law issues.
Sometimes. JusticeCorps members are based in self-help legal access centers, although they do spend time observing in court and explaining orders as necessary to assist litigants whose cases require them to appear before a judge.
During the application process, you will be asked to list your service site preferences and program staff does everything they can to accommodate members' selections