May 20, 2020

Other ABA Initiatives

ABA Center for Human Rights
The ABA Center for Human Rights works to enhance public education on human rights issues, promote the Trial Observer Project, and to coordinate the Rule of Law Letter Program. The Center also informs the ABA House of Delegates on human rights issues and recommends ABA policy. 

Child Custody Project
Designs and implements programs and policies that promote children’s well-being, development and safety, along with access to justice as related to custody and adoption.

Commission on Disability Rights
The ABA’s Commission on Disability Rights promotes the ABA's commitment to justice and the rule of law for persons with mental, physical, and sensory disabilities, and their full and equal participation in the legal profession. 

Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence
This Commission mobilizes the legal profession to improve access to justice and safety for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Means of doing so include producing practice manuals, hosting training sessions, developing curricula, and serving as a domestic and sexual violence information clearinghouse for the legal community.

Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities
One of the goals of this historic commission is to ensure that the voices of the Latino community across this nation are heard and that we encourage Latinos to fulfill their responsibilities to our country.

Commission on Immigration
This Commission advocates for statutory and regulatory modifications in law and governmental practice consistent with ABA policy, provides continuing education for members of the legal community, as well as develops and assists pro bono programs that encourage representation for individuals in immigration proceedings.

Commission on Law and Aging
Strengthens and secures the legal rights, dignity, autonomy, quality of life and care of elders through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, education, and training.

Family Separation & Detention

Discover how the ABA is working to improve the family separation and detention crisis. Find resources, get involved, and learn how you can make a difference.

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Fund for Justice and Education (FJE)