California Family Resource Association

CLINIC DOJ Accreditation Webinar

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) partnered with us and provided a free training to our members on how to become a DOJ recognized organization with accredited staff. 

There have been a few changes put in place in order for organizations do go through the accreditation process. Luis Guerra from CLINIC joined in the webinar to talk more about CLINIC and their work. He also expanded on what these qualifications entail. 

In order to receive DOJ Recognition, an organization must be a non-profit that in the religious, charitable, social services, or similar fields, with federal tax exempt status. Organizations must provide services primarily to low-income and indigent clients within the US. If organizations charge fees, they must provide a written policy for persons that are unable to pay.  

To have DOJ Accredited personnel, the organizations representative must be an employee or volunteer of that organization. The personnel must have character and fitness to represent clients, possess broad knowledge and adequate experience in immigration law and procedure. The personnel cannot be an attorney who is eligible to practice law in the US or a previously licensed attorney that had their license revoke. 

For more information, the powerpoint slidesrecorded webinar, and notes on the Q&A have been posted. 

Note: If you are interested in receiving 1-on-1 training from CLINIC, you must be a CFRA member. If you are unsure of your status, please contact Jenn Santos.