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LEGAL REPRESENTATION

OVERVIEW

The majority of individuals who are arrested in Florida are represented by the Public Defender’s Office. Florida Justice Center supplements the Public Defender by easing their caseloads and providing specialized support to clients in need of social services.

Those not represented by the Public Defender must pay thousands of dollars for a private attorney.

The Florida Justice Center is the only nonprofit legal aid organization that provides free legal representation with low case loads, case management, and behavioral health counseling to help justice-involved people not only avoid conviction, but to have a better life and stay out of the system in the future.

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South Florida Arrests in 2018

WHAT MAKES FLORIDA JUSTICE CENTER DIFFERENT?

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We serve low-income individuals who have been arrested in Florida.

All legal clients meet with a case manager who evaluates their social service needs and connects them with any resources needed to improve their life.

We ensure that attorneys have the time to meet with clients prior to offering them cases.

We are a nonprofit legal aid organization. All of our services are 100% free.

Who Qualifies for Free Service?

Qualifications:

  • Arrested in Florida
  • Declared, or able to be declared, indigent by the Clerk of Court
  • No prior felony convictions or military veteran or social justice advocate involved in a protest.
  • Committed to building a better life

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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Accepted or Declined as Client

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We Find You a Free Lawyer in the Community​

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Meet with Attorney & Case Manager​

Step 5

You Have a Lawyer!​

Be the change in your community.