The Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) Clinic’s mandate is to support Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and all other communities in the New York City area and beyond that are targeted by local, state, or federal government agencies under the guise of national security and counterterrorism.
Our work is defined by our relationships with communities and movements whose members wish to shape and respond to law enforcement policies and practices affecting them. CLEAR’s community-oriented and movement-building approach combines free legal representation with other services directed at satisfying the fuller range of community concerns.
CLEAR provides three primary services free of charge: legal representation and consultation; know-your-rights workshops; and support for community organizing.
CLEAR is the only organization in the larger New York City area that systematically provides this range of support and services free of charge.