Student Member Program

JusticeCorps recruits 70+ college students every year for our student member program. Students commit to an intensive 300 hours in Self-Help Centers throughout the Bay Area, helping litigants with legal information for their family and civil law cases. Members are required to serve a minimum of 8 hours per week at their assigned service location. In order to be eligible for the program, you must be a student who will be enrolled in one of our six partner universities or three community colleges during the academic year. Our partner schools are  California State University-East Bay, San Francisco State University, San José State University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, College of San Mateo, Cañada College, and Skyline College. Members may qualify for travel reimbursement and a $1,300 AmeriCorps education award upon completion of their service hours. 

 

                                                                                                                                                 Learn more here. 

Requirements:

- Applicants need to be US citizens or permanent residents.

- Applicants must be enrolled during the academic year for which they apply at one of our seven partner colleges and universities.

- Applicants must pass a LiveScan fingerprint background check and an AmeriCorps background check

- Prospective JusticeCorps members must have at least a 2.5 GPA

Applications for the 2020-2021 Bay Area JusticeCorps Student Member Program are now closed. 

 

Fellowship Program

JusticeCorps recruits 7 university graduates (and graduating seniors) annually to serve self-represented litigants in Alameda County (Hayward), San Francisco County (San Francisco), Santa Clara County (San Jose), and San Mateo County (Redwood City & South San Francisco). Fellows do not have to be from one of our partnering universities. All fellows participate in an Orientation and begin their service in late August, as well as attend a program-wide Orientation and training when our part-time members start (usually a month later, in September). The responsibilities of our fellows may vary between the different counties where they are placed. But all fellows act as a leader for their site's part time members and continue to assist litigants. Interested applicants will need to have graduated from an accredited university or be a graduating senior by August of the program start date. Fellows receive $27,000 stipend dispersed biweekly and a $6,195** education award.

Fellows are also eligible to receive free health insurance and childcare benefits.

**In the 2019-2020 program year Governor Gavin Newsom announced the California For All Education Award (CFA). The CFA is a supplemental education award given to all full-time AmeriCorps members (including JusticeCorps Fellows) who served in the 2019-20 program year. This award is added to the value of the AmeriCorps Segal Education award to bring the total value of the Fellow’s education awards to $10,000. The CFA program was a pilot, which was only authorized for one year. At this time it is unclear whether the CFA will be reauthorized for full-time AmeriCorps members in the 2020-21 program year and beyond.

Requirements:

- Applicants need to be US citizens or permanent residents.

- Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree

- Applicants must pass a LiveScan fingerprint background check and an AmeriCorps background check

Applications for the 2020-2021 Bay Area JusticeCorps Fellowship are now closed. 

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Campus Representative

If you are a JusticeCorps Alum still enrolled at one of our partner universities and would like to continue being involved in the JusticeCorps program, please contact Jake Jimenez at jjimenez2@alameda.courts.ca.gov for more information on the University Representative position.

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Summer Internship

In conjunction with the Superior Courts of California & Bay Area Legal Aid, for those looking for summer opportunities working in a similar setting as the JusticeCorps program, we encourage to look into the Access 2 Justice Summer Program. Please access the link below to learn more.

Contact Us:
Dan Siskind                             
JusticeCorps Program Director
510.891.6406
dsiskind@alameda.courts.ca.gov

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Amelia Gallay
JusticeCorps Program Specialist
510.891.6411
agallay@alameda.courts.ca.gov
Jake Jimenez
JusticeCorps Program Specialist
510.891.6407
jjimenez2@alameda.courts.ca.gov

Bay Area JusticeCorps