March 19, 2021
International Bridges to Justice (IBJ) is an international NGO and a global leader in systems change for access to justice, with an impact that spans 20 years. It is estimated that globally over 1million children are in detention, many are arbitrarily detained, tortured, and denied access to counsel. Often incarcerated with adults, they face inhumane conditions and are at risk of sexual and predatorial abuse. Poor and alone, they have no legal counsel and nowhere to turn. This is solvable by providing protection to the vulnerable accused, via early access to lawyers in police stations, prisons, and courtrooms.
The IBJ Youth Justice Program is a new initiative dedicated to improving juvenile access to justice across the world and protecting children in conflict with the law. IBJ is seeking exceptional students, passionate about criminal law and human rights who want to work towards IBJ’s mission to end investigative torture and provide access to legal representation to all. This will be a
remote volunteering opportunity where volunteers will be asked to commit to two hours weekly, for a total of 50 hours. The law students will have monthly check-ins with the IBJ youth team and will be supervised by an IBJ attorney. This position is uncompensated and will not count towards the students’ academic credits.
Read more about the opportunity here: IBJ Pro Bono Program