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Impact Litigation Investigator
The Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) invites applications for an Investigator to join its Impact Litigation Unit (ILU).  SCHR’s ILU challenges unconstitutional practices within the criminal legal system through federal and state litigation in Alabama and Georgia. The ILU’s work includes cases on behalf of people who have faced debtors’ prison practices, people being held in solitary confinement, incarcerated people who are subject to high levels of violence, people who have been mistreated by police, people who are receiving inadequate legal representation from their appointed counsel in criminal cases, people who are serving extreme prison sentences, and people detained in jails with harmful COVID-19 practices.  

The job of the Investigator is to work with attorneys to investigate allegations of systemic abuse or neglect by correctional officials, courts, and other actors in the criminal legal system, and to document this information.  Among other things, the investigator’s responsibilities include: conducting confidential interviews of people in prisons, jails, and wherever else they are encountering the criminal legal system, and documenting this information in a timely and comprehensive fashion; advocating for people under correctional control, and helping people advocate for themselves; locating and interviewing potential plaintiffs and/or witnesses for our cases; observing and documenting court proceedings and identifying people to interview; and requesting and obtaining public and confidential records, and maintaining these records in an organized manner.  
Position: Impact Litigation Investigator
Organization: Southern Center for Human Rights
Location: Atlanta,  GA 
United States
Salary: $48,000 – $65,000 with 100% premium benefits package
Posting Start Date: 10/20/2022
Date Posted: 10/20/2022

Applicants must be: willing to travel weekly by car in Georgia, Alabama, and elsewhere, and spend substantial time interviewing people in correctional facilities; willing to work outside of 9-to-5 hours when needed to meet important case deadlines; committed to serving low-income communities and/or other communities targeted by the criminal legal system; and dedicated to uprooting anti-Black racism and working to advance SCHR’s commitment to antiracism.  SCHR seeks a commitment of at least three years. Start date is negotiable.

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Status: This listing expires on: 1/18/2023
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Southern Center for Human Rights
60 Walton Street NW

Atlanta,  GA 30303
United States
(404) 688-1202
(404) 688-9440
Atteeyah Hollie