Volunteer Guide

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark - Bishop Francis Center for Immigration Legal Services

  • Location:
    976 Broad St
    Newark, NJ 07102
  • Phone:
    (973) 733-3516
  • Fax:
    (973) 733-9631

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark provides low-fee and pro bono assistance with a wide range of cases, including removal defense, humanitarian immigration relief, family-based petitions, naturalization, and special immigrant juvenile status cases.  CCAN also provides fingerprinting services and Legal Orientation for Custodians of unaccompanied minors.

State served: New Jersey
Detention Facilities Served: Essex County Correctional Facility (NJ)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Haitian Creole, Spanish

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes