About Us


The Community Legal & Advocacy Services Project (CLASP) serves prisoners fighting to end mass incarceration.


Since 2015, the CLASP has focused on developing innovative practices designed to serve communities that do not have the resources to afford market-rate legal services.

CLASP conducts pro bono impact litigation on behalf of prisoners and prisoners’ justice associations. Our clients are leaders within the prison community who aim to improve the lives of all prisoners. Regardless of legal outcomes, CLASP’s Law for Prisoners program informs the public of pressing prisoners’ justice issues in New Jersey.

“Home is not where you are born; home is where all your attempts to escape cease.”

– Naguib Mahfouz (1911-2006)


Kunal Sharma is the Managing Attorney for the Law for Prisoners Program.


CLASP remains humbled by the trust of our clients, mentors, and everyday supporters. We do our best to clearly and consistently broadcast our work with transparency and compassion for those seeking information, knowledge, and change.

If you appreciate the work we’re doing to end mass incarceration, please consider becoming a supporter and donating on behalf of prisoners’ justice. As a small grassroots organization, CLASP is dependent on your donations.

“You don’t want modesty, you want humility. Humility comes from inside out. It says someone was here before me and I’m here because I’ve been paid for. I have something to do and I will do that because I’m paying for someone else who has yet to come.”

– Maya Angelou (1928-2014)