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Jacqueline Tran Crème

  • Hosted by Sanctuary for Families
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location New York, New York
  • Law school Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • Issue area Crime Victims Advocacy
  • Fellowship class year 2024
  • Program Crime Victims Advocacy Program

The Project

Jacqueline’s project at Sanctuary for Families focuses on outreach with community organizations and providing legal representation in family law matters to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence who are part of BIPOC communities.

Fellowship Plans 

With over 8 million people living across all five boroughs of New York City, there is an evident concern that not all crime victims are being reached and, therefore, not being serviced. The disparity is magnified in BIPOC communities and amongst crime victims where English is not their primary language, where issues beyond population density exist as additional barriers to victims seeking the help they need. Jacqueline’s project aims to dismantle these barriers by focusing her efforts on providing legal representation for these specific populations. Throughout her Fellowship, Jacqueline will partner with a variety of community organizations to provide outreach events to educate others on victims’ rights as well as the wide berth of free services Sanctuary provides to survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in hopes of reaching populations the agency has not yet been able to connect with. Another core objective of Jacqueline’s Fellowship involves providing information on family law matters to victims via Sanctuary’s Helpline, a phone line that connects crime victims to a Sanctuary attorney for a more accessible legal consultation.

Advocating for victims of domestic or gender-based violence is deeply important to me. This Equal Justice Works Fellowship with Sanctuary for Families has afforded me the opportunity to offer my helping hand to victims during their journey to reclaiming their voice, body and power.

Jacqueline Tran Creme /
2024 Fellow in the Crime Victims Advocacy Program

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