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Organization, Parent Organization, Address Community/ Group Web Site/ Contact Information Description 
Advocating Change Together
1821 University Ave West Suite 306-S
St. Paul, MN, 55104
People with Disabilities  www.selfadvocacy.org Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a grassroots disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities. ACT's mission is to help people across disabilities to see themselves as part of a larger disability rights movement and make connections to other civil and human rights struggles.
Catalyst Program for Women
310 E. 38th St., Ste. 211
Minneapolis, MN,  55409 
Multicultural http://www.fast-networks.com  Catalyst provides systemic and individual advocacy services for female correctional clients. Case monitoring and intervention/support services are available upon referral. Referral sources include: probation officers, parole agents, child protection workers, and treatment center staff. Hennepin and Ramsey Counties are the primary geographic areas served, but women are served from the larger seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area as well. 
Center for Multicultural Mediation and Restorative Justice (CMMRJ) 
2400 Minnehaha Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Multicultural  www.effective.org/ The Center for Multicultural Mediation and Restorative Justice (CMMRJ) is direct service mediation and restorative justice program for Minnesota residents with family or cultural roots in East Africa and those who work with them as neighbors, teachers, employers, and service providers.
Centro Legal, Inc
2610 University Avenue W # 450
Saint Paul, MN, 55114
Latino http://www.centro-legal.org Centro Legal provides civil legal services, advocacy, and education to low-income Latinos in Minnesota. The organization specializes in immigration, family, domestic violence, housing and consumer law. Centro Legal's mission is empowering Latinos through legal advocacy. 
Civil Society
332 Minnesota St., Ste. E-1436
St. Paul, MN,  55101 
Multicultural http://www.civilsocietyhelps.org Civil Society is a St. Paul-based group with a mission to provide comprehensive crime victim services to diverse populations. This includes legal services for victims affected by crime; as well as legal and other services for human trafficking victims. The organization also runs a 24/7 Crisis and Tip Line for human trafficking victims (1-888-7-SAFE-24). 
Disability Law Center - Mid Minnesota Legal Assistance                      
430 1st Avenue N., Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
People with Disabilities  http://www.mylegalaid.org/mdlc As part of Legal Aid, the Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) addresses the unique legal needs of Minnesotans with disabilities. MDLC provides free civil legal assistance to individuals with disabilities statewide on legal issues related to their disabilities.
Hennepin County Bar Foundation
600 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 390
Minneapolis, MN, 55402 
Multicultural http://www.hcba.org Hennepin County Bar Foundation (HCBF) is a charitable corporation that derives its funds from lawyers who are members of the Hennepin County Bar Association. Its objective is to provide financial assistance to Hennepin County projects that are educational or charitable in nature and are related to law or the American jurisprudence system. 
Indian Child Welfare Law Center
1113 E. Franklin Ave., Ste. 210
Minneapolis, MN,  55404 
American Indian  http://www.lcwlc.org The Indian Child Welfare Law Center litigates in American Indian child welfare cases. 
LawHelp Minnesota Disability
2610 University Avenue West Suite 450
St. Paul, MN, 55114
People with Disabilities  http://www.lawhelpmn.org/ LawHelpMN.org provides answers to legal questions, contact information for legal aid offices, links to courthouses and local community organizations. Disability topics include ADA, Medicare, Social Security, Workers' Compensation, and more.
Legal Aid – Mid Minnesota Legal Assistance
430 1st Avenue N, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
People with Disabilities  http://www.mylegalaid.org/ Every morning, thousands of Minnesotans with disabilities, low-income residents, seniors and children wake up without basic legal protections, security or access to opportunity. Legal Aid is about bringing justice to these Minnesotans.
Legal Rights Center
1611 Park Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55404
Multicultural, Low-Income People of Color www.legalrightscenter.org/ The Legal Rights Center provides free criminal defense legal services to people of any race, creed, color, national origin, political belief, sex, or age who have charges brought against them in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
P.O. Box 3712
Minneapolis, MN, 55403 
American Indian  http://www.maiba.org The mission of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association is to promote community, cooperation, and the interchange of ideas among persons associated with American Indian law; education of the public with regard to legal issues affecting American Indian people; and justice and effective legal representation for all American Indian people. 
National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
1 Dupont Cir NW
Washington, DC 20036
Multicultural  http://www.nacua.org/ The Association's purpose is to enhance legal assistance to colleges and universities by educating attorneys and administrators as to the nature of campus legal issues. It has an equally important role to play in the continuing legal education of university counsel.
Neighborhood Justice Center
500 Laurel Ave.
St. Paul, MN,  55102 
Multicultural  www.njcinc.org/ The Neighborhood Justice Center provides criminal defense, community education, and referral services to indigent people in Ramsey, Washington, and Dakota Counties. 
Policy Roundtable
The c/o Concordia University
275 Syndicate St. N.
St. Paul, MN, 55101 
Asian Bruce Corrie, chair
Phone: 651-641-8226
Fax: 651-659-0207
corrie@csp.edu 
The Policy Roundtable is a Pan-Asian alliance that focuses on public policy issues related to Asian Pacific communities in Minnesota. The organization's activities include a monthly policy forum that is videotaped for rebroadcast on local access cable television; policy dialogues with top officials in Minnesota; and policy videoconferences with communities around the nation. 
Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant Services
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
450 N. Syndicate St., Ste. 285
St. Paul, MN, 55104 
Multicultural  Phone: 651-291-2837
Fax: 651-645-0757
rims@smrls.org 
Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant Services provides free legal services to eligible refugees and immigrants in citizenship and immigration matters. Services available for migrant farmworkers include employment law, public benefits, and immigration assistance. Spanish-speaking staff are available.
Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services 166 E. 4th St., Ste. 200
St. Paul, MN,  55101 
Multicultural  http://www.smrls.org Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) provides free legal representation and advice to low-income people and other eligible client groups in 33 counties in southern Minnesota. Priority cases include access to public assistance, obtaining and maintaining shelter, and protection from domestic abuse.