| Helping low-income immigrants find legal help

Social Justice Collaborative (Berkeley Office)

  • Location:
    1832 Second St.
    Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Phone:
    (510) 992-3964
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website, Phone intake/services available
  • Appointments accepted:

Social Justice Collaborative is a nonprofit representing low-income immigrants in immigration and criminal matters in the Bay Area. We provide a range of immigration services, from deportation defense and bond to affirmative immigration applications, including U visas and adjustment of status. We provide immigration-conscious criminal defense representation.

Counties served: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Sonoma
Detention Facilities Served: Adelanto Detention Center (CA), Contra Costa County Jail (CA), East Mesa Detention Facility (CA), El Centro SPC (CA), Otay Mesa Correctional Facility (CA), Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center (CA), Sacramento County Jail (CA), San Bernardino County Jail (CA), San Francisco Detention Facility (CA), San Jose Detention Facility (CA), Yuba County Detention Center (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals
Other areas of legal assistance: Criminal Appeals, Nonprofit Organizations
Non-legal services: Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Indigenous Guatemalan languages: Mam, K'Iche (Quiche)
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? Yes
Other information: This organization is able to serve clients statewide.


Volunteer Coordinator
Abigail Esquivias
(510) 992-3964
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