CRISP (Collaborative Resources for Immigrant Services on the Peninsula) is a collaborative project involving seven member organizations whose shared mission is to provide free or low-cost immigration legal services to children, families, and the elderly living in Peninsula communities. CRISP partners rely on collaborative engagement and referral processes, high quality legal representation and support, and coordinated outreach efforts that enable more efficient delivery of immigration services and support in the Peninsula region.
Our collaborative effort enables critical information sharing and referrals; an increased ability to tackle complex immigration cases; coordinated outreach and community engagement efforts; policy and advocacy efforts; and ongoing capacity building to further strengthens the region’s legal services infrastructure.
CRISP partner agencies serve communities throughout San Mateo County—including north county communities in Daly City and South San Francisco; central county communities such as the city of San Mateo; south county cities such as Redwood City, eastern Menlo Park, and East Palo Alto; and coastal areas such as Half Moon Bay. As a result, the project offers local resources and services that are culturally and linguistically sensitive for the immigrant communities in these areas. These various locations increase the ability of CRISP to build relationships and effectively advocate with local policy makers, law enforcement, and other officials and constituencies. CRISP has also improved cross-county communication with other legal service providers in Santa Clara County and San Francisco County.