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Katie Flannery

  • Hosted by Ayuda
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Washington, District of Columbia
  • Law school University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

The Washington metro area hosts a significant immigrant population and is one of the nation’s human trafficking hotspots. Unfortunately, the intersection of immigration and human trafficking is an evolving area of legal practice, and there are not enough attorneys with expertise to meet the high level of need. Ayuda has been a pioneer in developing and expanding immigration legal services to survivors of severe forms of human trafficking in the D.C. area. 

Katie strengthened Ayuda’s capacity to serve low-income immigrant trafficking survivors by providing holistic, client-centered representation on immigration matters.  Through the fellowship, Katie provided direct legal representation to qualified individuals, assisting them to obtain legal status in the United States and opening up pathways to essential services. Katie also supported survivors through victims’ rights advocacy, where possible and appropriate. 

In addition to providing direct representation, Katie developed and delivered trainings to partners, to enhance advocates’ abilities to identify trafficking and improve awareness about legal remedies available to immigrant trafficking survivors. 

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