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Project  –  Feb 12, 2009

Legal Orientation Program

The Legal Orientation Program (LOP) educates detained immigrants about their rights and the immigration court process so that they can make informed decisions about their legal cases. Vera works with 18 nonprofit legal service providers to offer orientations a...

Publication  –  Apr 30, 2008

Legal Orientation Program — Evaluation and performance and outcome measurement report, phase II

The Legal Orientation Program (LOP) seeks to educate detained persons in removal (deportation) proceedings so they can make more informed decisions, thus increasing efficiencies in the immigration court and detention processes. Vera’s analysis—a combination of...

Custom Tab  –  Jul 18, 2016

Legal Orientation Program - LOP Facilities

Publication  –  Mar 29, 2012

LOP Legal Materials - English

This section includes various Legal Orientation Program fact sheets describing a range of topics of interest to detained immigrants.

Vera Staff  –  Oct 29, 2020

Adriana Suarez — Program Analyst, Legal Orientation Program / Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Children

Adriana joined the Center on Immigration and Justice at Vera in March 2020. She is a program analyst for the Legal Orientation Program for Custodians of Unaccompanied Children, Legal Orientation Program, and Immigration Court Helpdesk. Prior to joining Vera, A...

Publication  –  Feb 15, 2012

Using Telephonic Interpreters — Mindfulness and Mastery

This webinar was designed for legal services providers in Vera’s Legal Orientation Program and Unaccompanied Children’s Program networks who work with clients who do not speak English or Spanish. The presentation provides practical tips for how to prepare for ...

Video  –  Feb 15, 2012

Using Telephonic Interpreters — Mindfulness and Mastery

This webinar was designed for legal services providers in Vera’s Legal Orientation Program and Unaccompanied Children’s Program networks who work with clients who do not speak English or Spanish. The presentation provides practical tips for how to prepare for ...

Statement  –  Jul 12, 2019

Statement on Supporting Immigrant Communities and Denouncing ICE Raids

The threat of massive ICE raids is a promise to rip apart more families and is stoking fear throughout the nation’s immigrant communities. These egregious acts are justified to our nation as a way to deter people from unlawfully entering this country, however,...

Publication  –  Dec 14, 2018

Embracing Human Dignity — Annual Report 2018

The Vera Institute of Justice is working to radically transform incarceration in America by replacing punishing practices with an approach that prioritizes compassion, true accountability, healing, restoration, opportunity, and hope. Learn more about our commi...

Special Report  –  Dec 21, 2018

Promoting safety, trust, and justice in a more diverse America

We are working to shift the culture of policing from arrest and enforcement to community engagement and collaborative problem-solving. In partnership with the National Police Foundation, we developed a new version of the popular CompStat police management tool...

Project  –  Apr 08, 2009

Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children — Increasing legal representation for immigrant children facing deportation without a parent or legal guardian

Each year, thousands of unaccompanied children, many fleeing unspeakable violence in their own countries, enter the United States. Upon apprehension and after enduring a harrowing journey, they are detained in federal custody in facilities contracted by the Of...

Vera Staff  –  Nov 28, 2018

Ailin Buigues — Associate Program Director

Ailin Buigues is associate program director for the Unaccompanied Children Program at the Center on Immigration and Justice, a national initiative to increase access to legal information and representation for unaccompanied children facing removal. Before join...