Brandeis Law coordinates nearly 700 hours of service at immigration detention center

In a one-year span, the Brandeis School of Law coordinated nearly 700 volunteer hours at the Boone County Jail, Kentucky's only immigration detention center.

From July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, 95 volunteers contributed 672 hours at the jail, where they led Know Your Rights presentations for detainees.

The presentations are part of a U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review Legal Orientation Program in collaboration with the National Immigrant Justice Center.

Brandeis Law Professor Enid Trucios-Haynes, an immigration law expert and co-director of the Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program, manages this community engagement opportunity for the law school.