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Brian Tan

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school American University, Washington College of Law
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

Brian’s Fellowship will provide high-quality legal assistance and advocacy for Asian Pacific Islander (API) individuals in the sex and labor industry who are victims of trafficking. He will assist them through legal means to protect them, their rights, & their families from those who want to take advantage of them, including recruiters, perpetrators, and traffickers. Brian will provide robust, efficient brief Counsel and Advice services and Referrals to appropriate legal and social services for trafficking victims in the API community. He will perform community outreach activities and training for interpreters and pro bono attorneys to serve the Asian Pacific Islander community on trafficking issues and remedies.

Brian is fully equipped for this Fellowship because he has experience in immigration law from a clinical setting, trial advocacy skills, and a passion for anti-trafficking efforts. As an Asian minority and LGBT, he understands the elements of vulnerability than can cause potential victims to be affected by exploitation and trafficking. Importantly, his career goal and passion is to build infrastructure and advocate for trafficking victims.

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