About Us

Established in 1978, Safe Horizon is the largest non-profit victim services agency in the United States. We touch the lives of more than 250,000 children, adults, and families affected by crime and abuse throughout New York City each year. Safe Horizon partners with governmental and other community agencies and also advocates for policies on a local, state, and national level on behalf of those affected by violence and abuse.

We provide compassionate and expert support for people who have experienced domestic and intimate partner violence, child physical and sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, human trafficking, stalking, youth homelessness and other forms of violence, crime or abuse.

Learn more about our programs here:https://www.safehorizon.org/our-services/what-we-do/

 

Our Vision

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of violence and abuse. We will lead the way by empowering victims and survivors to find safety, support, connection and hope.

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Supervising Attorney, ILP - Brooklyn

Our Vision:

Safe Horizon envisions a society free of family and community violence. We will lead the way by empowering victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault and human trafficking to move from crisis to confidence. 

Our Mission:

Safe Horizon's mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. 

Summary:

Safe Horizon, the nation’s leading not-for-profit victim assistance agency, is seeking a Staff Attorney for its Immigration Law Project (“ILP”).   ILP, a client-centered, trauma-informed and anti-racist practice, has been providing free or low-cost legal services to low- and moderate- income immigrant victims of crime, torture, abuse and domestic violence since 1988.  ILP is accredited by the Department of Justice and staffed with attorneys, accredited representatives, fellows and paralegals who specialize in immigration law, including family-based petitions, applications for permanent residency, waivers, deportation and removal defense, naturalization, and humanitarian-based relief such as VAWA self-petitions, U and T Visas and asylum. 

 

Responsibilities:

The Supervising Attorney is responsible for providing direct supervision of the staff attorneys based in our Bronx and Queens locations.  In addition, the Supervising Attorney is responsible for providing direct legal services, including consultations and representation before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Executive Office for Immigration Review.   The Supervising Attorney will also conduct presentations, trainings and clinics to internal and external audiences, including members of community-based organizations and other service-based providers on matters of immigration law.  The Supervising Attorney represents the program before community stakeholder meetings and collaborates with other organizations on issues pertaining to ILP’s mission.  In addition, the Supervising Attorney contributes to the supervision and oversight of support staff, volunteers and student interns.

 

 Additional Qualifications:

• Must have a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from an accredited law school, be admitted to the Bar, have at least 5 years of immigration experience and at least 3 years of supervisory experience.

• Expertise and experience in representing clients in affirmative applications before USCIS and in removal proceedings before the Immigration Courts are essential.

• Must have prior experience in and/or thorough knowledge of issues affecting survivors of domestic violence, violent crime, torture and persecution.

•Must possess strong oral and written communications skills, including the ability to convey legal concepts to lay people.

•Fluent Spanish speaker is required. Other foreign language skills may be considered.

•Admission to practice and experience litigating in the federal courts preferred but not required.

 

**Note: The Supervising Attorney will be based in our Brooklyn office and will supervise the staff attorneys in our Queens and Bronx locations.  Some travel required. 


 
If hired, I agree to abide by all of Safe Horizon’s rules and regulations, and understand that, if employed, my employment may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time, at the option of either the company or me.  I further understand that no representation, whether oral or written by any representative or agent of the organization, at any time, constitutes a contract of employment
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply
 
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Safe Horizon is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and compliance with all Federal, State, and Local laws concerning employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation including the Americans with Disabilities Act. Safe Horizon ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, sexual and other reproductive health decisions, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful immigrant status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces. We are dedicated to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff and clients.