Human Trafficking/Immigration Clinic
The Human Trafficking/Immigration Clinic pairs the college with FosterQuan, the second-largest immigration law firm in the country, as well as other agencies like Boat People, SOS, Catholic Charities, and KIND (Kids in Need of Defense). Among the clinic’s activities is aiding children: those who were forced into prostitution or labor by human traffickers, those who were abandoned in this country by their parents, and those who came here themselves to escape danger in their native countries.
The Domestic Violence Clinic
The Domestic Violence Clinic is a joint initiative of the college, AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) and Tahirih Justice Center, which assists immigrant women and girls who have suffered abuse. This program gives students the chance to work on both civil and criminal cases involving domestic violence.
The Actual Innocence Clinic
The Actual Innocence Clinic is a partnership between the college, the Innocence Project of Texas, and attorneys with clients who were convicted of crimes they did not commit. Students in the clinic investigate such cases and try to determine the root causes of wrongful convictions and how to reform the system in order to avoid future ones.
The Social Security Clinic (Coming Fall, 2012)
(Coming Fall, 2012) The Social Security Clinic will focus on assisting clients in applying for disability benefits. By helping clients complete their applications correctly, we hope to cut down on cases that are rejected and therefore have to be appealed. The clinic will collaborate with an area health care provider in this effort, performing client intake at that agency’s facility. Based on this pilot program, the clinic anticipates developing training for the agency’s volunteers, so that an increasing number of citizens can be helped each year.