With funding from the Ford Foundation, the Center will train, coach, and mentor attorneys at TRLA to incorporate human rights strategies and legal arguments into their daily work. The Center chose TRLA “because of its dedication to human rights and its demonstrated capacity for innovation and effective programming,” according to a press release.
As part of the two-year partnership, TRLA will hire a dedicated human rights coordinator to serve as a “point person” on human rights issues.
Hadar Harris, the Center’s executive director, said TRLA “ …will be paving the way for attorneys to integrate human rights into their work at the local level. This project will bring clients’ needs to the forefront and make it possible for legal aid attorneys to educate and empower judges and policymakers to apply human rights in the U.S.”