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The Florence Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) division of the Department of Homeland Security in Arizona. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally through direct service, partnerships with the community, and advocacy and outreach efforts.

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  • Latest News and Events

    • 25th Anniversary Celebration July 24, 2015—The Florence Project is excited to host a 25th Anniversary Community Appreciation & Celebration on Wed., Sept. 2 from 5:30-7:00pm at Lewis Roca Rothgerber in Phoenix. We invite our volunteers, pro-bono attorneys, donors, and other supporters t… (read more)
    • Summer update and a request July 14, 2015— This year, the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project celebrates 25 years of providing free legal services to immigrant children, women, and men detained in Arizona. As a supporter of the Florence Project, you know that everyone deser… (read more)
    • UPDATE: 25th Anniversary Pro Bono and Volunteer Recognition Event June 5, 2015—Some of you may have read in our latest newsletter about our 25th Anniversary Pro Bono and Volunteer Recognition Event, with a proposed date for the Summer of 2015. In order to ensure that this event is a success and we don't miss anyone off on their… (read more)
    • Internships at the Florence Project October 24, 2014— The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Intern Positions *All Summer 2015 Intern Positions are currently full, please check back for Fall 2015 Intern opportunities! About the Florence Project The Florence Project is a nonprofit … (read more)
  • Make a Donation

    Your tax deductible donation will support us in providing free legal services to all indigent immigrants detained in Arizona. You may make a secure online donation via Paypal by clicking the button below. (See our Donation page for more information.)

    You can also donate by mailing a check to us at P.O. Box 654, Florence, AZ, 85132. All donors will receive a written acknowledgment with tax deductible information and our bi-annual newsletter.

  • Our Mission

    The Florence Project provides and coordinates free legal services and related social services to indigent men, women, and unaccompanied children detained in Arizona for immigration removal proceedings. The Project strives to ensure that detained individuals have access to counsel, understand their rights under immigration law, and are treated fairly and humanely by our judicial system.

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