Katherine Ojeda Stewart

  • Hosted by Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law
  • Sponsored by Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Family Law
  • Fellowship class year 2010
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Family reunification services for formerly incarcerated mothers, who are disproportionately poor women of color, survivors of violence, and the primary caretakers of their children prior to incarceration, are scarce in Los Angeles. Through direct legal services, education and outreach, Katherine worked with mothers to facilitate meaningful visitation and family reunification, empower mothers to make informed choices about their children’s welfare and preserve their rights, and help break the cycle of recidivism and generational incarceration.

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