Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)
Alexis Mansfield, Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Director
CLAIM provides legal and educational services to maintain the bond between imprisoned mothers and their children. CLAIM advocates for policies and programs that benefit families of imprisoned
mothers and reduce incarceration of women and girls.
Volunteers will participate in intakes of potential new clients and help in evaluation of potential claims. Summer internships are also available to students who demonstrate a strong connection to public interest and assistance incarcerated mothers.
Some intake work can be done remotely and some will be done at CLAIM's office downtown: 70 E. Lake Street, Suite 1120, Chicago, IL 60601, or at other locations throughout the city.
In-office intake work is 8 hours/week (two half days are preferred over one full day); inputting intakes into the case management system can be done remotely and the hours will vary.
Students should show a demonstrated interested to public interest work and working with incarcerated mothers.