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Alina Launchbaugh

  • Hosted by Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Arlington, Virginia
  • Law school The George Washington University Law School
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

Through the partnership with other Northern Virginia organizations, human trafficking survivors’ needs can be holistically met: mental health, immigration, and civil matters. This Fellowship provided resources and protections to survivors and their families through civil law. 

Alina partnered with other Northern Virginia organizations to support human trafficking victims’ rights, and she also represented human trafficking victims in their civil matters and provided trainings on how to recognize trafficking victims. 

Alina initially decided she wanted to go to law school after reading a law review article describing the existing legal frameworks protecting and preventing human trafficking victims around the world. She has a commitment to working in public service, especially for the marginalized in society. She has a strong foundation of knowledge of the signs of trafficking and avenues through which survivors can pursue wholeness in the law. 

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