August 22, 2018

Other ABA Initiatives

The ABA Fund for Justice and Education

Whether you’re passionate about the death penalty or preventing domestic violence, the ABA is actively involved in making a difference.

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.

Death Penalty Moratorium Project
Working to obtain a nationwide moratorium on executions, we encourage other bar associations to press for moratoriums in their jurisdictions.  We also encourage state government leaders to establish moratoriums and undertake detailed examinations of capital punishment laws and processes in their jurisdictions.

Death Penalty Representation Project
The Project raises awareness about the lack of representation available to Death Row prisoners, works to address this urgent need by recruiting competent volunteer attorneys, and offers volunteers training and assistance.  We also work for systemic changes in the criminal justice system that would assure death-sentenced individuals are represented at all stages of proceedings by qualified, adequately compensated counsel.

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.

Fund for Justice and Education (FJE)