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Civil Society

  • Location:
    8530 Eagle Point Blvd.
    Suite 100
    Lake Elmo, MN 55042
  • Phone:
    (651) 291-0713
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (888) 317-1738
  • Contact methods:
    Drop-in, Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website, We currently offer virtual/remote services. Phone or online intake / services available. You can also text to (651) 291-0713
  • Appointments accepted:

Civil Society offers comprehensive legal services to victims/survivors of human trafficking (sex and labor), sexual assault including campus sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and child sex tourism in the State of Minnesota. 

State served: Minnesota

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS
Other areas of legal assistance: Civil Rights, Consumer, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Public Benefits
Non-legal services: Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Services are only available for clients who qualify as victims of human trafficking (sex or labor), sexual assault including campus sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and child sex tourism.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 2
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 0

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes


Volunteer Coordinator

Administrative Information

Contact Person:
Sachiko Kudoh
(651) 291-0713
Executive Director:
Patricia Perez-Jenkins
(651) 291-0713
Last contact date: January 22, 2018
Administrator comments: 6/25/12: updated website by Katie Olander 10/31/12: tickler 12/6/13: tickler 12/11/14: tickler 4/6/16: tickler 22 Jan 2018: tickler 29 Nov 2021: tickler 03 Jan 2022: updated from tickler responses
IAN Members? No
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