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Precious Odum

  • Hosted by Public Law Center
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Santa Ana, California
  • Law school Southwestern Law School
  • Issue area Human Trafficking and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

This Fellowship helps to fill a gap in service provision to trafficking victims in Orange County, where there are very few legal service providers with the capacity and expertise to help them. Precious will increase Public Law Center (PLC)’s in-house capacity to serve this client population, as well as those of other Orange County legal service agencies. She will provide targeted, culturally sensitive outreach to Asian/Asian American trafficking victims, who due to language and cultural barriers are traditionally hard to reach.

Precious will increase PLC’s capacity to meet the needs of human trafficking victims in Orange County, to re-engage with the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, to increase capacity among community partners and the pro bono community to assist human trafficking victims, and develop new partnerships with organizations serving the Asian/Asian American communities in Orange County.

Precious’ past experience in assisting attorneys provide legal services to victims of human trafficking, as well as her passion to provide these services to this community of people has helped shaped her dedication to provide access to justice for human trafficking victims. In addition, her past experience in informing troubled youth about the law has also made it imperative for her to inform the community about the law and in particular human trafficking.

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