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FAQs

Domestic violence refers to violent behavior between current or former intimate
partners – typically where one partner tries to exert power and control over the
other, usually through fear.

It can include physical, sexual, emotional, social, verbal, spiritual and
economic abuse.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone. See our resources for more
information.

Stalking is the willful and repeated following, watching or harassing of another person. Unlike other crimes, which usually involve one act, stalking is a series of actions that occur over a period of time.

Repeated and unwanted communications through phone calls, mail, emails, or social media sites. Following the victim to work, school, home, or other places where they frequently visit. … Repeatedly sending the victim unwanted gifts. Posting information, or spreading rumors.

See our green card info sheet.

Prospective applicants should always speak to an experienced immigration attorney before applying for any of the above legal options. Although it may seem like a fairly straightforward process, these applications and processes are highly technical and require careful and thorough legal analysis. Your answers on any application could have long-term implications to your immigration case.

On June 15, 2012, the secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.

In 2000, the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act created the U visa to protect non-citizens who have been victims of certain crimes and who have aided law enforcement. The law was created to encourage victims to cooperate with police and prosecutors without the fear of deportation. A U visa provides legal status, employment authorization, and can also provide a path to permanent resident status (green card) in some circumstances.

A final option for deportation defense may be available to certain undocumented individuals who have lived in the United States for a long time and have been placed into removal proceedings. You may be able to obtain lawful status and a green card through Non-LPR Cancellation or Removal.

To qualify for cancellation, you must meet all of the following requirements:

  • You have been living and continuously physically present in the U.S. for at least 10 years
  • Your being removed (deported) from the U.S. would cause “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” to your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse, child, or parent; You can show that you have good moral character for the past 10 years
  • You have not been convicted of certain crimes or violated certain laws

Unfortunately, you cannot proactively sign up for this benefit. It’s only available to someone facing removal in immigration court. Meeting all the requirements above is just the minimum criteria. There’s also a limit of 4,000 green cards issued annually under this law. In other words, there are many people who satisfy all the requirements but do not receive the cancellation of removal. It’s incredibly important to get the assistance of an immigration attorney experienced with deportation defense and establishing the merits of your hardship.

JAMLAC clients and volunteers do NOT need identify as Christians to partake in our services….

Free! JAMLAC doesn’t not charge client for legal services, but clients are responsible to pay other fees associated with their case such as court filing fees, immigration filing fees, mediation fee, Child Family Investigator, server processor.

Primarily Family Law and Immigration cases, but through our Pro Bono Project we may be able to help with most general legal matters. Click here to learn more.

We work closely with many organizations in Denver to try to help our clients get wraparound services. Please see our Referrals to Non-Legal Service list below for partnering organizations.

To get an attorney to help you would have to schedule an intake appointment. The intake appointment will be with our intake advocate, she will gather all the information regarding your case. Then she will present your case to our family law or immigration attorneys depending what help you are seeking help for. After meeting with her we will get in contact with you letting you know if we will be taking your case or not.

At the moment, to receive services you would need to call the office.

Visits are by appointment only.

JAMLAC provides free legal services to those who otherwise cannot afford an attorney and are:

  • Low-income persons (does not exceed 125% of the current federal poverty guidelines)
  • Victims of crimes (domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and other crimes)
  • Low-income Immigrants (no matter legal status)

**Please note that those requesting our services far outweigh our capacity, therefore we cannot provide legal representation to all who seek our services.**

Volunteer, Donate, Become a monthly Rise Partner, Get your business involved as an Impact Partner… We’d love for you to join our mission and vision. Please contact Nikki to set up a tour and conversation.

JAMLAC
Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Center
913 North Wyandot Street
Denver, CO 80204
303-839-1008

Office Hours:

Monday: 9:00am-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00am-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00am-11:30 and 1:00-4:00 pm
Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm / Closed 1st and 3rd Fridays

For 15 years, JAMLAC has been under the umbrella of Mile High Ministries. It's time for our program to move into the next phase – JAMLAC is launching! JAMLAC has grown from a staff of 2 people, to a staff of 16 people serving 2000 people annually. Throughout all the growth, our mission has been clear and focused, to seek justice for those struggling with poverty, oppression, and abuse. JAMLAC will continue a close relationship with Mile High Ministries and remain in our current location.

A client service contract, also known as a contract services agreement, creates a legal relationship between a client and a service provider. Anyone who needs to hire a service professional should insist on a service contract so that all parties understand their responsibilities.

A release of information is a statement signed by the client authorizing a contact person to give the division information about the client's situation.

We work closely with many organizations in Denver to try to help our clients get wraparound services. Please see our Referrals to Non-Legal Service list below for partnering organizations.

Resources

Domestic Violence

Here are a few resources and questions to help you learn more.

Power and Control Wheel

Cycle of Violence

Questions you might ask:

  • Are you afraid to disagree with your partner?
  • Does your partner prevent you from seeing family and friends?
  • Has your partner ever threatened you with physical repercussions?
  • Does your partner manipulate the kids against you?
  • Has he/she forced you to have sexual intercourse without your consent?
  • Do you feel afraid to leave your partner?
  • Does your partner withhold your income?

If you think you may be in a domestic violence situation or have concerns about a friend, please visit seek help. Call JAMLAC at 303-839-1008 for legal assistance and/or visit https://www.thehotline.org/ for more resources or visit some of our partners: Rose Andom, Porchlight, One Place, Family Tree

Immigration

Family Protection Plan: English and Spanish

Public Charge Info: Does this Apply to Me?

The 2019 Public Charge Final Rule is no longer in effect, and DHS will partner with federal agencies to ensure impacted individuals are aware.
Read more here: Public Charge Letter to Interagency Partners

Referrals to Non-Legal Services

Here are some partnering organizations:

Rose Andom Center, PorchLight, RMIAN, Joshua Station, ODM, Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE), Asian Pacific Development Center, Muslim Family Services, Servicio de la Raza, Mi Casa, The Gathering Place, Project Safeguard, Latina Safehouse, Gateway Women’s Shelter, Family Tree.

Therapy Referrals

Please click here to view our list of therapy referrals.

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