The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate, teaching tolerance, and seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. With offices throughout the Southeastern United States, the SPLC employs litigation, legislative advocacy, and public education to advance criminal justice reform; protect the rights of children, immigrants and LGBT individuals; and combat policies and practices that punish people for being poor.
The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Criminal Justice Reform team works to: (1) reform the juvenile, criminal justice, and/or immigration detention systems so they operate fairly and equitably; (2) ensure the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems; and (3) reduce the population of individuals detained and incarcerated in Mississippi.
The Advocacy Outreach Paralegal’s (AOP) focus will be on detained and incarcerated immigrants. The AOP will perform extensive outreach to current and prospective clients, often in correctional and/or detention facilities, and will interact with community organizations, perform field investigations and engage in advocacy. The AOP will also assist the Center’s attorneys with case management and support, conduct research, and organize information related to litigation, case development, and legislation. The position will involve substantial overnight travel within the state and potential travel throughout the Southeast.
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This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
This position will require a valid driver’s license.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
An Equal-Opportunity Employer with a Commitment to Diversity
Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.