OCJF Fellowships

In 2021, with support from the Sun Family Foundation, OCJF launched a  fellowship program for community members directly impacted by immigration detention, who have been released from immigration detention on bond and are reintegrating back into community, while continuing to defend against deportation.

OCJF fellows who align with fellowship opportunities are empowered to build professional skills, provided stipends, and gain stability post release from immigration detention. Once the program is completed, we aim for the fellows to leave the program with transferable skills, a pathway to economic stability, and connections to community resources to help increase their chances of successfully defending against deportation.  

OCJF’s past fellows’ interests which were pursued through the program include, film making, storytelling, social media, and more. 

2019 Fellowship Project

2022 Fellowship Project

More Fellowships Coming Soon!