Alexia Cristina Mayorga

  • Hosted by East Bay Community Law Center
  • Service location Berkeley, California
  • Law school University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Issue area Community/Economic Development, Other Area
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

EOLC AmeriCorps Fellows will provide collaborative and hollistic legal assistance to Alameda County residents who have had contact with the criminal justice system, and who are trying to overcome barriers to employment. EOLC AmeriCorps Fellows will help clients obtain all available criminal records remedies. Through collaborative outreach, cross-practice referrals, and weekly intake clinics, Fellows will screen clients for eligibility for court-based remedies, provide self-help assistance, and conduct “triage” for clients in need of full representation in court proceedings.

This project is important because the need for assistance does not end after involvement with the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, after contact with the criminal justice system there are many barriers clients face, including barriers to finding and receiving employment opportunities. It is important to have supporters in place to assist people in these areas in order to promote community and economic development.

This project is a criminal record remedy for people in Alameda County, California who face barriers to employment following involvement in the criminal justice system.

Fellowship Highlights

Alexia Cristina Mayorga provided direct legal representation and assistance to low income clients throughout Alameda County who are looking for criminal record remedies. This remedy created employment opportunities for these clients.

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