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Sara Fechtelkotter

  • Hosted by Alaska Legal Services Corporation
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Anchorage, Alaska
  • Law school University of Minnesota Law School
  • Issue area Crime Victims and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

This Fellowship will assist victims in navigating the complex civil and criminal legal systems. Through coordinated and collaborative efforts with community partners, the Fellowship allows for continued network growth providing wraparound legal services. Crime victims will be able to properly identify what agencies can support their unique needs and have a voice in matters of vital interest to them. Sara will provide education and outreach to crime victims. Additionally, she will deliver direct civil legal services and victims’ rights enforcement in criminal matters.

As a former Justice John Paul Stevens Fellow and AmeriCorps member, Sara has a demonstrated commitment to public service work. She is particularly suited for the Crime Victim Justice Corps Fellowship given her experience as a judicial law clerk. During her two years clerking, Sara worked on a case in which the judge applied the doctrine of forfeiture by wrongdoing after the victim in an incest case went missing and she refused to testify or recant when finally located. The experience fueled Sara’s desire to assist victims of crime.

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