Jessa Wilcox

  • Hosted by The Legal Aid Society
  • Sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Service location Brooklyn
  • Law school Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

My project addresses the needs of young people who are placed/incarcerated on delinquency charges into the residential custody of the N.Y. Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). I provide enhanced representation and direct assistance to these youth on their complaints of mistreatment in custody and conditions of confinement. I also work with the Special Litigation and Law Reform Unit on systemic responses.

The Inspiration

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