Amara Legal Center

Office Hours (9am-5pm, M-F), Emergency, By Appointment
PO Box 18391, Washington DC, 20036

States where the organization has representation or a license to practice law

  • Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.

Summary

Amara Legal Center provides free legal services to individuals whose rights have been violated while involved in commercial sex, whether involvement was by coercion, necessity, choice, or otherwise, in the D.C. metropolitan area. Amara Legal fights tirelessly to provide excellent legal representation to our clients, to connect survivors with vital social services, and to raise public awareness of the legal issues facing our clients.
Amara Legal has representation or a license to practice law in DC, MD, VA, NY, and NJ.

Location(s) of the organization

  • Maryland
  • Washington, D.C.

Type of Organization

  • Human Trafficking Training/Technical Assistance
  • Legal Services
  • Policy Advocacy: Federal
  • Policy Advocacy: State
  • Policy Advocacy: Local

Specialized Competency

  • At-Risk/Exploited Populations
  • Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
  • Human Sex Trafficking
  • LGBTQI
  • Mental Health Issues
  • People with Disabilities
  • Runaway/Homeless Youth
  • Women with Children
We have a primary focus on US citizen, but we serve anyone who has had a violation of rights while involved in commercial sex.

Target Populations and Restrictions

Populations Served

Domestic, Foreign

Language Capabilites

English

Target Populations

Youth

  • Serve all genders

Adult

  • Serve all genders

Service Restrictions

Other: Only individuals engaged in commercial sex or non-commercial sex exploitation in a trafficking situation. We will take labor trafficking cases, but have less experience in this area.

Direct Victim Services

Legal Services

  • Civil legal advocacy
  • Criminal justice support/advocacy
  • Law enforcement advocacy
  • Legal aid/pro bono services for housing
  • Victim advocacy (includes vacating convictions, crime victim's rights and services, & explanation of legal rights and protections)

Job/Internships

  • Volunteers
  • Unpaid internships

Other Services

Other Legal Services: Criminal defense, name changes, living wills and advanced directives, Training for survivors of human trafficking about their legal rights

Contact Information

After Hours Contact

Stacie Reimer
stacie.reimer@amaralegal.org
202-603-0957

Law Enforcement Officer Contact

Stacie E Reimer
stacie.reimer@amaralegal.org
240-257-6492

Referral Contact

Stacie E Reimer
stacie.reimer@amaralegal.org
240-257-6492

Other Contacts

Yvette Butler
Virginia Staff Attorney
yvette.butler@amaralegal.org
202-836-7976

Elizabeth Landau
DC Staff Attorney
elizabeth.landau@amaralegal.org
202-780-7725

Paul Fore
Maryland Staff Attorney
paul.fore@amaralegal.org
240-273-4617