Current Student-Initiated Legal Services Projects

SPOTLIGHT: Family Defense ProjectLogo of the Family Defense Project SLP

The purpose of the Family Defense Project (FDP) is to provide holistic legal support and advocacy for low-income parents in dependency court proceedings. In particular, Black and Brown parents are at disproportionate risk of being aggressively surveilled and unnecessarily separated from their children by the family regulation system (also known as the child welfare system)… In partnership with the East Bay Family Defenders, FDP will help fight this racism and classism by advocating for parents in the East Bay who are at risk of unjust family separation or have already been separated from their families.

To learn more about the Family Defense Project, visit our webpage.