Megan Smith

  • Hosted by Mosaic Family Services
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Dallas, Texas
  • Law school University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

Trafficking exists where you look for it. In other words, trafficking survivors can be found in a cross-section of social, class, ethnic, age, disability, immigration status, and racial groups. Megan is confident that her project will demonstrate that there are trafficking survivors who are in removal proceedings. Thus, her project will not only focus on screening for potential trafficking survivors but also represent trafficking survivors who are in removal proceedings. Further, given the increase in detention of non-citizens, it is ever more pressing to identify trafficking survivors who are detained to ensure that they can seek relief from removal.

As an Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow, Megan’s project focuses on trafficking survivors. She will screen individuals who are potential trafficking survivors. Further, she will represent trafficking survivors in petitions to USCIS, and will help expand her host organization’s capacity for representing trafficking survivors in removal proceedings.

Megan’s professional experience makes her the right person for this Fellowship. She brings two years of experience as an attorney advisor in the Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of Justice to this position. Further, Megan has past experience providing direct services to asylum seekers in the United States and abroad; thus, she is confident that as a Fellow she will be able to represent and help empower trafficking survivors.

Meet Other Fellows Like Megan

View All

Photo of Stephanie Martinez

Stephanie Martinez

Host: Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

Photo of Lauren Barter

Lauren Barter

Host: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

Photo of Rebecca Garcia Gil

Rebecca Garcia Gil

Host: University of Maryland SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

Photo of Angela Martinez-Alvarado

Angela Martinez-Alvarado

Host: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow