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  1. CreciendoJuntos a network of government, community, faith-based, academic, and other groups and individuals serving Latinos in Charlottesville City and Albemarle County

  2. CreciendoJuntos Latino Legal Issues March 11, 2010

  3. CreciendoJuntos Latinos have the same legal issues as everyone else.

  4. CreciendoJuntos Housing Latinos have the same legal issues as everyone else.

  5. CreciendoJuntos Housing Employment Latinos have the same legal issues as everyone else.

  6. CreciendoJuntos Housing Employment Latinos have the same legal issues as everyone else. Family law

  7. CreciendoJuntos Housing Employment Latinos have the same legal issues as everyone else. Consumer law Family law

  8. CreciendoJuntos Immigrant Latinos also share certain legal issues with other immigrants.

  9. CreciendoJuntos Adjustment of status Immigrant Latinos also share certain legal issues with other immigrants.

  10. CreciendoJuntos Adjustment of status Detention Immigrant Latinos also share certain legal issues with other immigrants.

  11. CreciendoJuntos Adjustment of status Detention Immigrant Latinos also share certain legal issues with other immigrants. Language Access

  12. CreciendoJuntos Adjustment of status Detention Immigrant Latinos also share certain legal issues with other immigrants. Language Access Deportation

  13. CreciendoJuntos Today’s goal: Learn about some of the legal resources available in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area, and how to access them.

  14. Legal Aid Justice Center

  15. Legal Aid Justice Center 1000 Preston Ave, Suite A Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 977-0553 or 1-800-763-7323

  16. Legal Aid Justice Center • Immigrant Advocacy Program • JustChildren Program • Civil Advocacy Program • Elder Law Initiative • Virginia Institutionalized Persons Project • CHAP (Child Health Advocacy Program) • UVA Law School clinics

  17. Central Virginia Legal Aid Society • Separate program from the Legal Aid Justice Center, but shares building. • Receives federal funding, so can only represent U.S. citizens and their spouses, Legal Permanent Residents, refugees, asylum-seekers, holders of certain work visas, and victims of domestic violence, sexual assault

  18. Central Virginia Legal Aid Society Types of cases handled by CVLAS: • Divorce and child support • Domestic violence • Dealing with debt collectors • Workers’ rights • Bankruptcy • Landlord/Tenant issues

  19. Central Virginia Legal Aid Society 1000 Preston Ave, Suite B Charlottesville, VA 22903 1-800-390-9983 or (434) 327-1445

  20. Legal Aid Justice Center

  21. Legal Aid Justice Center • Does not receive federal funding from the Legal Services Corporation • Can represent immigrants without regard to immigration status (TPS, undocumented, etc.) • Income eligibility (up to 200% of federal poverty guidelines)

  22. Legal Aid Justice Center • Employment law • Claims for unpaid wages • Employment discrimination • Assistance filing for unemployment insurance benefits if eligible

  23. Legal Aid Justice Center • Housing law • Landlord/tenant disputes • Migrant farmworker housing conditions • Home foreclosure

  24. Legal Aid Justice Center • Consumer law • Dealing with abusive debt collectors • Predatory lending • Payday loans • Car title loans

  25. Legal Aid Justice Center • Public Benefits • Social Security benefits • Unemployment insurance • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamp program)

  26. Legal Aid Justice Center

  27. Charlottesville Immigration Law Center Edward Summers 226 Douglas Ave. Charlottesville, VA 22902 E-mail: es@ocho.com 1-800-237-8331 or (434) 220-2799

  28. Law Offices of Elva Mason Elva Mason 509 12th Street, NW Charlottesville, VA 22903 (804) 984-6664 EMasonLegal@aol.com

  29. Legal Aid Justice Center Phil Storey 1000 Preston Ave, Suite A Charlottesville, VA 22903 (434) 977-0553 phil@justice4all.org