We are looking for outstanding candidates to join our team as our African American Community Advocate. LRC was founded in 1970 through the coordinated efforts from members of Black and American Indian activist communities (later joined by immigrant communities) to provide high quality legal representation for people who could not obtain those services elsewhere and to pursue system transformation. One of the pillars of the LRC is to meaningfully, actively engage with our founding and constituent communities. From its inception, the LRC has had community workers, now known as community advocates, whose work to integrate the efforts of the LRC with the culturally-specific institutions built by and for the clients we work with is central to us living into our mission.
See the job posting and instructions for how to apply here.
Application Deadline: Open until filled. Preference for candidates who apply by October 31.
Description: The No Kids in Prison, MN campaign is seeking youth between the ages of 14-24 to participate in a 5-month paid ($1500) fellowship.
Great youth for this fellowship are:
How to Apply:
Please fill out the quick google form! Feel free to hit Terrence Shambley Jr. with questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Organization:
A direct project of the Legal Rights Center (LRC), No Kids in Prison, MN is an abolitionist campaign to free all Twin Cities youth from Minnesota’s carceral system through building radical youth leadership, closing the state and county youth prisons, and advocating for community-controlled supports that serve as the basis of a new youth justice system. This campaign is in progress with plans to launch in 2022. Please see LRC’s website (www.legalrightscenter.org) for more information about the organization, and our national partner’s website (www.nokidsinprison.org) to learn more about the coalition in which this campaign is a part.
The Legal Rights Center and MN Coalition for Youth Justice are supportive of Hennepin County's decision to close the County Home School, and believe it presents an amazing opportunity for Hennepin County to fundamentally re-imagine its approach to youth justice. Since the county's decision to close the facility was made public this summer, the Legal Rights Center and MN Coalition for Youth Justice have worked to gather community perspectives into a vision for a path forward once the home school is closed in March 2022. The ideas and wisdom of community members, program staff, and most importantly, youth, are compiled into a proposal - Moving Beyond the Home School.
To actualize the community vision outlined within the document will require a shift in funding and power, from incarceration to community-based interventions, from county-control to community-control. This will require some longer term changes, but could start with the 2022 budget.
The proposal was shared today with the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, leadership with the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation, judges in Hennepin County Juvenile Court, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office, and the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office.
We are looking forward to hearing the responses of policymakers and our elected officials to these community demands.
The Legal Rights Center, Inc. (LRC) seeks outstanding candidates to join our team as Deputy Director for Community Legal Services. The Deputy Director for Community Legal Services is a staff officer at the Legal Rights Center and a core member of the leadership team, supporting and advancing the organization’s mission. They must be qualified to lead and support LRC’s legal and community work.
See the full posting here.
Please email a letter explaining your interest in the position and your resume to
email@example.com. Finalists will be asked to provide multiple professional references.
For questions or more information, please call Sarah Davis at 612-677-2124.
LRC staff include attorneys and advocates from a range of background and lived experiences.
The Legal Rights Center
1611 Park Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
P: 612-337-0030 F: 612-337-0797
The Legal Rights Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit financially supported by: the State of Minnesota, foundations, local law firms, corporations and individuals. Clients are never charged for our services.