Implement a community-based outreach project to educate, empower and provide direct legal representation to immigrant transgender trafficking survivors throughout New York City.
Molly is the right person for the project because:
• She has experience utilizing trauma-informed lawyering techniques through previous humanitarian immigration work with the University of Wisconsin Immigrant Justice Clinic and the Sex Workers Project.
• She has worked directly on issues related to human trafficking, gender-based violence and refugee rights through internships with the U.S. Department of State and the International Institute of Wisconsin.
In the first six months, Molly will: • Partner with LGBT community organizations in New York to conduct know your rights presentations, legal interview screenings, and distribute legal information to identify, educate and empower transgender trafficking survivors
• Conduct trainings with public defenders in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx to more effectively screen for and assist LGBT trafficking survivors
• Begin directly representing clients in affirmative and defensive humanitarian immigration cases
• Actively build a pro bono legal referral and volunteer network to zealously pursue diverse aspects of clients’ cases