Jean Ahn

  • 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 University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • Issue area Immigrant Victims and Hate Crimes Victim's Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) seeks to achieve equal justice for poor and low-income people in greater Los Angeles. LAFLA was one of the first legal aid organizations in the country to create a specialized unit to serve the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the 1990s. Jean will serve the Asian and Pacific Islander community in the greater Los Angeles in a variety of ways through providing direct representation, offering counsel and advice, providing referrals, and educating community members about their legal rights through workshops and seminars. Through this fellowship, Jean will assist and represent survivors of domestic violence, sexual assaults, and other serious crimes to obtain protection and adjust their status.

As a previous Title IX Investigator, Jean will offer trauma-informed services. She will also continue to receive regular trainings to better serve clients from the many different populations represented in greater Los Angeles. Jean will provide linguistically and culturally appropriate services to crime victims, and as a bilingual attorney, she will conduct regular legal clinics in Korean to assist monolingual Korean speakers. She will also regularly provide legal help at the Domestic Violence Clinic in the courthouse in Downtown LA. Through this fellowship, Jean will help protect and advance the rights of the most underserved in Los Angeles.

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