Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers provides legal and educational services to help imprisoned mothers preserve their families. Through public advocacy, CLAIM promotes policies and programs to benefit families of imprisoned mothers.
CLAIM is a not-for-profit agency founded in 1985 with a mission to provide legal and educational services to maintain the bond between imprisoned mothers and their children. CLAIM provides legal advice and representation to help mothers take proactive steps to prevent their incarceration from causing the permanent destruction of their families. We assist mothers in appointing relatives or trusted friends as guardians of their children, as well as helping women and their children's caregivers enforce legal rights such as mother-child visits and public benefits for children while their mothers are incarcerated. We also work with mothers to regain child custody upon their release after a period of transition and adjustment.
CLAIM has grown from a one-woman office to a dependable source of legal aid for women prisoners and their families, which includes two volunteer lawyer programs, a staff of four (two of whom are former prisoners) and an active and diverse Board of Directors. Ours is the only agency in Illinois that focuses on legal aid and advocacy to benefit women prisoners and their children.
Staff lists are only available to legal aid advocates.
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