An estimated 310,000 undocumented immigrants live in Orange County and are at risk of detention and deportation. OCJF was created in 2017 through a collaboration of attorneys, law professors, and grassroots leaders to ensure that no Orange County resident is forced to defend themself from deportation without an attorney, and to provide support so that those individuals eligible to be released from detention can do so without being financially devastated. Our goal is due process for all.

Since our bond fund was established in early 2019, thanks to the generosity of donors and allied organizations, we have been able to participate in the bond payments and release of over 50 individuals from ICE detention, thus reuniting parents with their children and bringing people back into their communities, where their safety, physical and mental health are greatly improved. The likelihood of finding legal representation, avoiding deportation, and returning to a healthy and productive life with loved ones goes up significantly after bond release from detention. 

We work with local city councils to encourage them to follow the lead of the City of Santa Ana, and other cities that are part of the Vera Institute's SAFE Cities Network, a national network of cities that have pledged support for deportation defense funds.

We also build local capacity and willpower to create an immigrant-friendly Orange County through participating in panels, speaker events, strategic meetings, and local immigration advocacy collaboratives, with a particular emphasis on the need for universal representation in immigration court and ending immigration detention

Families reunited, better legal outcomes, and getting people out of needless and dangerous prison conditions--all reasons why the donations we receive are so critical and so appreciated. 

This work is only possible through community support - we are so grateful to all of you!

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Orange County Justice Fund



An estimated 310,000 undocumented immigrants live in Orange County and are at risk of detention and deportation. OCJF was created in 2017 through a collaboration of attorneys, law professors, and grassroots leaders to ensure that no Orange County resident is forced to defend themself from deportation without an attorney, and to provide support so that those individuals eligible to be released from detention can do so without being financially devastated. Our goal is due process for all.

Since our bond fund was established in early 2019, thanks to the generosity of donors and allied organizations, we have been able to participate in the bond payments and release of over 50 individuals from ICE detention, thus reuniting parents with their children and bringing people back into their communities, where their safety, physical and mental health are greatly improved. The likelihood of finding legal representation, avoiding deportation, and returning to a healthy and productive life with loved ones goes up significantly after bond release from detention. 

We work with local city councils to encourage them to follow the lead of the City of Santa Ana, and other cities that are part of the Vera Institute's SAFE Cities Network, a national network of cities that have pledged support for deportation defense funds.

We also build local capacity and willpower to create an immigrant-friendly Orange County through participating in panels, speaker events, strategic meetings, and local immigration advocacy collaboratives, with a particular emphasis on the need for universal representation in immigration court and ending immigration detention

Families reunited, better legal outcomes, and getting people out of needless and dangerous prison conditions--all reasons why the donations we receive are so critical and so appreciated. 

This work is only possible through community support - we are so grateful to all of you!