This week, Contra Costa County launched Stand Together Contra Costa, a rapid-response Deportation-Defensive Initiative to support Contra Costa County.
Launched March 1, on behalf of the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors, the Contra Costa County Office of the Public Defender launches Stand Together Contra Costa, a new immigration hotline and deportation defense initiative serving Contra Costa County residents. Stand Together Contra Costa’s 24-hour, staffed hotline can now be reached at 925-900-5151.
The County has also launched the program’s website, at www.StandTogetherContraCosta.org.
A public-private initiative, Stand Together Contra Costa is managed by the Office of the Public Defender in partnership with a coalition of nonprofit organizations led by Catholic Charities of the East Bay.
The mission of Stand Together Contra Costais to ensure that all people in Contra Costa County, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, are afforded the due-process rights established by the United States Constitution.
Stand Together Contra Costa provides no-cost rapid-response support, civil deportation defense legal services and clinics, immigrant rights education and training, and direct-service support for immigrant individuals and families in Contra Costa County.
Stand Together Contra Costa provides the following services, at no cost:
- Information, verification, and rapid response to deportation activities in Contra Costa County;
- Legal consultations and deportation defense services for people facing deportation;
- Community-based education, trainings, and workshops to ensure that all of Contra Costa’s residents have accurate information, resources, and support regarding federal deportation;
- Opportunities for local leadership and civic engagement to advance justice and equity for immigrants in our community.
For more information, visit StandTogetherContraCosta.org.
Sept. 19, 2017: Contra Costa Board of Supervisor Discussion
To view the Board of Supervisor discussion on this item D-10, click here.
According to the Bid Project: Stand Together CoCo is designed as a 2.5-year pilot project. For the Project’s initial six-month term (January 2-June 30, 2018), the total funding available is $491,843. Depending on performance during the initial phase, funding is expected to increase to $979,285 in fiscal year 2018/2019. A third year of funding at similar levels is possible for fiscal year 2019/2020 http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/documentcenter/view/48061
Here is a link to the Board Ordinance: http://www.contracosta.ca.gov/documentcenter/view/48061