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Michigan Children’s Law Center

Southgate, MI

Jessica Frisina has been awarded a PSVF Edith Fine Fellowship, in addition to an Equal Justice Works Fellowship, to join Michigan Children’s Law Center, where she will work to stem the flow of Detroit’s school-to-prison pipeline by offering an innovative continuum of legal services at every stage along the pipeline and by advancing sustainable, restorative alternatives to expulsion and incarceration. During her time at HLS, Jessica was a Student Fellow for the Law and Social Change Program of Study, a team member of the 2014 Criminal Justice Mock Trial Team, a Student Attorney for the Prison Legal Assistance Project, a Student Attorney for the Tenant Advocacy Project, a Research Assistant for Treatise on Asylum Law to Professor Deborah Anker, and was on the general board of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. She also was involved in clinical work for the Criminal Justice Institute, the Child Advocacy Clinic, Make the Road NY, and the Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and she participated in the Trial Advocacy Workshop. During her law school summers, Jessica completed internships with the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights, where her work was supported by a Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowship, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.