If you, like us and many others, are outraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, police brutality, and violent racism, we invite you to stand up for justice. We also know that looks different for everyone. We have compiled a list of potential ways to take action and encourage you to find what is right for you.
IJPC's Spring 2020 Newsletter includes updates on how IJPC and the communities we serve have been impacted by COVID-19. IJPC advocates for and with those on death row, immigrant families, and victims of human trafficking -- all of whom experience increased risk and vulnerability during these times.
In 2015, a teenaged victim of sex trafficking was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison for a crime that occurred during an attempt to escape from her trafficker. Alexis Martin was 15 years old at the time, and despite Alexis’ age, she was tried in the Ohio court system as an adult.
As many of you may know, Governor DeWine, Mayor Cranley, and public health officials have made many recommendations and regulations regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and it's presence in Ohio. In order to slow the spread of this virus, IJPC is taking necessary precautions including the following changes to scheduled events:
IJPC wins class action lawsuit against Ohio BMV granting access to driver's licenses to 16- and 17-year olds regardless of their parent's immigration status.
IJPC's Winter 2020 Newsletter features a reflection from End Slavery Cincinnati's Human Trafficking Conference, contemplation on the film Just Mercy and the death penalty, motivating words from a YES member, thoughts on working against war, information about the 2020 Flying Pig, and more.
IJPC is honored to receive the award for Agency of the Year from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Ohio Chapter, at both the regional and the state level. Thank you!