Sandy Mayson

  • Hosted by Orleans Public Defenders
  • Sponsored by ALM
  • Service location New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Law school New York University School of Law
  • Issue area Criminal Justice Reform, Immigrant Populations, Immigration Law Reform
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Sandy aimed to keep immigrants in New Orleans out of jail, and to ensure basic justice for those arrested. In collaboration with Orleans Public Defenders—founded after Katrina and now an innovative office dedicated to client-centered representation—Sandy created community support structures for immigrant defendants and their families; advocated for adequate interpretation in New Orleans jails and courts; trained defense attorneys in relevant immigration law; and provided direct representation to immigrant defendants in criminal court.

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