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Alexandra Johnson

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Warrenville, Illinois
  • Law school Emory University School of Law
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

This particular Fellowship provided the first location/attorney in DuPage County, Illinois for trafficking survivors where those individuals can obtain brief advice, full representation, comprehensive advocacy and social services through Metropolitan Family Services. This Fellowship focused on providing comprehensive legal representation and access to social services, assisting clients in coming forward to law enforcement, and conducting outreach events on crime victims’ rights, indicators of trafficking, legal remedies and access to services to the communities of Cook and DuPage County. 

Alexandra leveraged the full resources of Metropolitan Family Services to provide comprehensive legal services to a multitude of unique clients that have been victims of human trafficking in Cook and DuPage County, Illinois. 

Throughout Alexandra’s young legal career, she has always maintained a passion for helping those in her community who cannot help themselves. This Fellowship allowed for the opportunity to expand the services Metropolitan Family Services provides to an area that is routinely in need of immigration services and has identified red flags for human trafficking: DuPage County, Illinois. Being an Equal Justice Works Fellow allowed Alexandra to use the skills she has honed over her career to further these objectives and help her community. 

 

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