Human Rights Initiative provides free legal services to people who have suffered human rights abuses. We represent immigrants who have been victims of violence. Many HRI clients flee their homelands after experiencing torture and imprisonment because of their religious or political beliefs and apply for asylum in the United States. HRI also handles matters under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. We represent immigrants who have been abused at the hands of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card holder) spouse as well as victims of violent crimes who are eligible for U Visas. HRI also helps immigrant children who are victims of violent crimes, neglect, abuse or abandonment, and human trafficking victims. Legal services are delivered primarily through the agency’s extensive network of volunteer attorneys.

HRI also provides a limited range of social services to its legal clients.  These include community referrals to appropriate area service providers, job search assistance, workshops and group activities, and individual guidance. Provision of services is limited to clients living in the North Texas area.

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