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Newark, NJ

Newark, NJ

AFSC staffers from both the Healing Justice/Prison Watch and the IRP programs work together at a rally at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

 

Photo: AFSC / Bonnie Kerness

The Newark office is home to the Immigrant Rights Program, the New Jersey base of the Healing Justice Program, and the online home for the New York Metro Internship Project.

The Immigrant Rights Program integrates legal services, advocacy, and organizing, providing legal representation in challenging immigration cases and also ensuring that immigrant voices in New Jersey and beyond are heard in policy debates. The program responds to myths about immigrants through presentations and media work.

The New Jersey Prison Watch Program monitors human rights abuses in U.S. federal and state prisons. In particular, the program promotes national and international attention to the practices of isolation and torture. 

The New York Metro Internship Project engages college and graduate students with hands-on, summer work experiences with AFSC.