Merideth J. Hogan

  • Hosted by Legal Aid of Western Missouri
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Kansas City, Missouri
  • Law school Washburn University School of Law
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

Merideth helped identify survivors of human trafficking throughout Missouri in order to provide them legal assistance and connect them to available services. Merideth assisted survivors of human trafficking in obtaining temporary or long-term legal status, public benefits, victim representation in criminal matters, and in seeking reparations through civil processes. Additionally, she assisted survivors in identifying their long-term recovery goals and connected them with service providers in the community to achieve those goals. In order to build community relations to support survivors, Merideth conducted educational outreach programs. 

Since childhood, Merideth has known she wanted a career dedicated to helping those most in need. When she learned how pervasive human trafficking is, she felt drawn to work with survivors. Over the last several years, Merideth has worked to build her connections with attorneys who work with survivors and to educate herself on the laws and multifaceted issues survivors face. Her passion for these people and this area of the law makes her an effective advocate. 

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