A Year of Being SAFE Insights from the SAFE Network’s First Year

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Overview

The SAFE (Safety and Fairness for Everyone) Network is a group of 12 diverse local jurisdictions, convened by the Vera Institute of Justice, that have committed public taxpayer dollars toward legal representation for immigrants in their communities facing deportation. During its first year, the SAFE Network represented hundreds of clients with deep roots in the United States. Drawing on data and client case studies, the findings from year one demonstrate the program’s success and describe the radiating impacts of detention and deportation on individuals, families, and communities.