The mission of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii is to address critical legal needs through high-quality legal advocacy, outreach, and education in the pursuit of justice and fairness.
Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center at Legal Aid provides free legal services to indigent immigrants, advocacy, and community outreach and education. We safeguard legal rights, unite families, protect abused, abandoned and neglected children, and give hope for a better life. Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center at Legal Aid helps:
- Families by keeping them together, through assistance with family visas and removal hearings.
- Children and youth who have been abused, neglected or abandoned apply for permanent immigration status through special immigrant juvenile visas.
- Children and adult immigrant victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other victims of violent crimes escape their abusive situation and start a safe life through immigrant crime victim visas.
- Legal permanent residents to become U.S. citizens through naturalization.
- Immigrants with limited English proficiency by informing them and advocating for them to ensure their rights to equal access to government and government-funded services.
We also provide community outreach and education. Our work includes bringing awareness to limited English proficient immigrant communities about community issues such as domestic violence, through projects such as the annual Chinese Family Violence Awareness Project Youth Art Contest.