Jail Decongestion Program

HLAF's Jail Decongestion Program (JD) has run since HLAF's establishment and has since evolved from a traditional lawyering project into an alternative lawyering program.

We decongest jails not only by providing legal and paralegal assistance to PDLs but we also focus on improving the perspective, attitudes and knowledge of duty-bearers and the community.

Our Jail Decongestion Stories

dignity through freedom

HLAF Internship Primer 2023

Welcome to the undergraduate internship program at the Humanitarian Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. (HLAF)! HLAF advocates for the promotion and protection of the rights, welfare,

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Our Accomplishments

1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021


were released through the combined efforts of the partners jails, PDL volunteers and HLAF volunteers, interns and staff

PDL Volunteers

trained as paralegals to provide paralegal services to their fellow PDLs.

community volunteers

trained, capacitated and empowered to provide support to PDLs in their areas.