The WLALA Foundation is proud to have awarded a grant in the amount of $3,000 to fund the summer public interest project of Beatriz Espinoza. Ms. Espinoza is about to start her second year as student at the University of Southern California School of Law. She is an alumna of San Francisco State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Raza Studies in 2007. While at SFSU, she interned with La Raza Centro Legal and while at USC, she has been a volunteer with The Wage Justice Center.
In connection with her summer work with The Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, Ms. Espinoza will produce a “know your rights” booklet about dependency law directed to mothers in jail. The guide, to be published in English and Spanish, will be an easy to understand guide that incarcerated mothers can use as a resource for information about custody and dependency issues for their children. The booklet will be distributed in connection with The Harriet Buhai Center’s regular outreach program for incarcerated women.