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Azin Ahmadi

  • Hosted by Capital District Women's Bar Association Legal Project, Inc.
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Service location Albany, New York
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2019
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Azin seeks to provide holistic services to immigrant communities, specifically Muslim immigrant communities, grappling with domestic violence in the Capital Region of New York.

Domestic violence is still one of the most chronically underreported crimes in the United State, and studies show that immigrants, particularly those who are undocumented and/or whose status depends on an abusive spouse, are especially vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Despite the large and ever growing immigrant Muslim communities in the Capital District area, there are currently no immigration service providers that work directly with these communities. I seek to close this justice gap by providing culturally competent, holistic services to Muslim immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence.

Azin is looking forward to using the skills she learned as an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow working in immigration. Her own experiences with the asylum-seeking and immigration processes have indelibly shaped the core of who she is as an attorney and her unwavering commitment to serving vulnerable communities

Fellowship Plans

In addition to her fluency in various cultural spaces and languages, Azin will meet with Muslim community leaders and social service providers that work with survivors of domestic violence so that she can best provide culturally competent services. She will also receive trauma informed training to work with survivors of domestic violence. She will meet with immigrants affected by domestic violence for assessments of their immigration, civil legal, and social service needs. Azin will also represent immigrants affected by domestic violence in immigration matters.

Media

A Year Serving Immigrant and Refugee Populations

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