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Kejai McNeal

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Chicago, Illinois
  • Law school Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

This Fellowship addressed the needs of providing assistance and support to victims and survivors as well as educating communities members and different organizations about human trafficking, some of the indicators, resources available, and how to access those resources. 

Kejai provided comprehensive legal services to human trafficking victims and survivors by identifying their legal needs and providing direct representation as well as providing them with case management services. She also participated in community outreach by educating the community on human trafficking and the resources available for victims and survivors. In addition, she conducted trainings and educated various agency staff members and community groups on human trafficking and the resources available to victims and survivors. 

Kejai has had the privilege of pursuing her passion for protecting the rights of vulnerable populations, which she continued through her Fellowship. Her passion for utilizing her legal and social work degree to empower families as part mentor, motivator, and advocate as well as her belief of using a trauma-informed approach in the type of areas she practices uniquely equipped her for her Fellowship. She believes that everyone deserves a voice and a zealous advocate who will fight for those voices and equal justice under the law.

 

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