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Phatchara Udomsin

  • Hosted by Thai Community Development Center
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school University of Hawaii at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

Foreign nationals are greatly affected by human trafficking. These immigrant survivors of human trafficking not only need services that are victim-centered and trauma-informed, they also need culturally competent and linguistically appropriate services. 

As a Crime Victims Justice Corps Fellow, Phatchara provided comprehensive and direct legal services to immigrant survivors of human trafficking. These direct services were trauma-informed, and culturally competent. Phatchara is bilingual and speaks both Thai and English. He was raised in Thailand and is educated in both Thai and U.S. law. He also received training in providing services that are trauma-informed and culturally competent. This enabled him to fully assist Thai survivors by addressing not only legal issues but also culturally specific issues that prevent survivors from receiving necessary services. These comprehensive services included, but were not limited to, providing advice on legal rights and remedies available and assisting survivors to obtain a T Visa, U Visa, or adjustment of status. 

Phatchara also assisted his host organization, the Thai Community Development Center, to strengthen already existing partnerships with various organizations, especially partner organizations in the Asian Pacific Islander Human Trafficking Task Force and to build new partnerships to strengthen community’s capacity to provide comprehensive services to immigrant survivors through community collaborations. 

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