For over 25 years, more than 15,000 children, women, and men have turned to Casa Cornelia for critical legal assistance and humanitarian protection. Today, the work of Casa Cornelia is carried forward by 30 staff members and a network of hundreds of volunteer attorneys, interpreters, translators, law students and community volunteers.
In 2018, through legal advice, representation, support and referrals, Casa Cornelia responded to 2,287 individuals.They came from 64 different countries, and were served in 48 languages:
569 of whom were new clients in need of legal services, including those affected by the family separation crisis.
528 victims of crime,
including victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, 74% of whom are women. Casa Cornelia staff work to assist survivors of these crimes to apply for special humanitarian visas.
The legal work of Casa Cornelia cannot exist without the assistance of volunteer attorneys, interpreters, translators, law students, and community volunteers.
In 2018, Casa Cornelia trained hundreds of Volunteer Attorneys in all core legal practice areas. Similarly, the program recruited, trained and mentored Volunteer Interpreters and Translators to assist our clients who speak over 40 languages from around the world, including Russian, Kanjobal, French, Creole, Mam, Tigrinya, Somali and Arabic.
from around the world.
*This number does not include the 600+ individuals that Casa Cornelia attorneys assisted with legal orientations, while staying at the emergency shelter for migrant families, in November of 2018.
Total Individuals Served: 1,849
Asylum Program: 514
Domestic Violence Program: 614
Children's Program: 633
Human Trafficking Project: 88
Total Individuals Served: 1,310
Asylum Program: 338
Domestic Violence Program: 494
Children's Program: 478
Total Individuals Served: 1,215
Asylum Program: 245
Domestic Violence Program: 431
Children's Program: 317
Total Individuals Served: 2,441
Asylum Program: 760
Children's Program: 954
Victims of Crime Program: 616
Other forms of relief including DACA: 111
Total Individuals Served: 2,414
Asylum Program: 610
Children's Program: 999
Victims of Crime Program: 557
Other forms of relief including DACA: 248
Total Individuals Served: 1,991
Asylum Program: 561
Domestic Violence Program: 501
Children's Program: 866
Human Trafficking Project: 61