Immigration Legal Services, Catholic Charities of New Orleans - provides counseling and legal representation to immigrants and their families, including victims of domestic violence. Contact: 1000 Howard Avenue, Suite 200, New Orleans, LA 70113. Call Julie Ward: (504) 457-3462, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call toll free: (866) 891-2210, or locally (504) 310-6873.
Innocence project - provides legal representation to person on post-conviction appeal in which DNA testing can prove innocence. They do not take cases by phone or walk-ins. See website for eligibility and a form that must be completed and mailed to: Innocence Project, Intake Department, 40 Worth St., Suite 701, New York, NY 10013.
Innocence Project New Orleans - post conviction representation of prisoners serving life sentences or near life sentences in Louisiana and some Mississippi parishes. They do not take cases by phone or walk-ins. See website for eligibility and information for Angola prison inmates. For consideration, request an application form: Case Manager, Innocence Project New Orleans, 4051 Ulloa Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.
Jefferson Parish Domestic Violence Program - provides legal advocacy for persons affected by domestic violence in Jefferson Parish, including filing protective orders, obtaining social services and help with obtaining representation for protective order hearings. Contact: 24th Judicial District Court help desk in the Judicial Administration Conference Room, 2nd floor, 200 Derbigney St., Gretna. Hours are Tues. and Thurs. 10:00-noon.
Justice & Accountability Center of Louisiana - provides assistance with expungement of criminal record. There may be court fees for expungement. Contact: 4035 Washington Avenue, Suite 203, New Orleans, LA 70125.
Juvenile Law Center- provides legal representation and other resources for children in the child welfare and justice systems. Contact: The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107. Call toll free: (800) 875-8887, toll free information line: (888) 864-6393, or (215) 625-0551, fax: (215) 625-2808.