JusticeCorps is a multiple-award-winning national service program that has helped over one million Californians find access to justice over the past 12 years. Building on this legacy of success, this year more than 300 AmeriCorps members will volunteer to serve people coming to court without an attorneys, who are trying to resolve crucial legal matters affecting their family, housing, personal safety, and financial stability. JusticeCorps members serve in court-based self-help centers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego educating litigants on their legal options and potential outcomes. By providing neutral assistance—not legal advice—JusticeCorps members empower litigants to make the best choice for their particular case.
Funded by the California Judicial Branch and an AmeriCorps grant through CaliforniaVolunteers. JusticeCorps recruits and trains 300 college students and recent graduates annually to help self-represented litigants navigate the court system. JusticeCorps was launched as a pilot program in Los Angeles County in 2004, expanded to the Bay Area in fall 2006, and then to San Diego in fall 2007. Collectively, the program’s regions serve more than 50% of California’s residents, striving toward the Judicial Branch’s goal of access to justice for all.
JusticeCorps offers 2 types of AmeriCorps member positions: Minimum-Time (300 hours of service) and Full-Time (1,700 hours of service).
Learn more about how to become a member.
Resources for current and past JusticeCorps members, including how to draw down your education award, training materials and the benefits of being an AmeriCorps alumni.
JusticeCorps is a collaborative project of the Judicial Council of California; Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego courts; 8 University of California, California State University campuses, and private colleges; and many community-based service providers.
The Bay Area JusticeCorps program is a 5-county partnership placing members in 6 self help centers.
The Los Angeles program places members in 11 different self help centers around the county.
The San Diego program places members in 10 different self help centers around the county.
JusticeCorps staff catches up with a program alum at the AmeriCorps 20th anniversary celebration in the Presidio.
Two JusticeCorps alum stop to snap a picture of their name among the 1,700 alumni listed on a commemorative poster at the 10 year anniversary celebration in Los Angeles, CA.
2014 marked the 10th year of the JusticeCorps program, and the 20th year of AmeriCorps. California's celebration, held in San Francisco, on Friday, September 12, 2014 featured "ambassadors" from each California AmeriCorps program including JusticeCorps' Ambassador (second row, second in.)
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