This legal services fellowship aims to assist San Francisco Bay Area veterans who are participants in the San Francisco Veterans Justice Court, incarcerated in the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department Community of Veterans Engaged in Restoration (COVER) Project at the San Bruno Jail, designated for reentry into the community after periods of confinement, and other justice-involved veterans.
Recent estimates indicate that approximately 1 in 10 people involved in the justice system have prior service in the U.S. military. In some of these cases, symptoms of mental health conditions sustained during military service have contributed to criminal justice involvement. Obtaining treatment for mental health conditions can greatly improve these veterans’ well-being while simultaneously decreasing risks of recidivism.
Compensation is based on a competitive public interest salary scale. Swords to Plowshares offers a generous benefits package including the following benefits:
Please send an email to [email protected] with a:
Please include the exact title for this position in the subject line of your email: Shartsis Friese LLP Public Interest Fellow.
The deadline for application is Sunday, July 21, 2019. The anticipated start month is October 2019.
If you would like more information regarding this fellowship opportunity, contact Olivia, Supervising Staff Attorney, at [email protected] or (415) 252-4787, ext. 335.