The Southern Center for Human Rights provides legal representation to people facing the death penalty, challenges human rights violations in prisons and jails, seeks through litigation and advocacy to improve legal representation for poor people accused of crimes, and advocates for criminal justice system reforms on behalf of those affected by the system in the Southern United States.
It covers child support matters as well. The Center is a non-profit, public interest organization. It depends on generous donations from individuals to carry on its work. It receives no government funding.