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Simone Cifuentes

  • Hosted by University of Georgia Research Foundation
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Athens, Georgia
  • Law school Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center
  • Issue area Crime Victims and Victim’s Rights Enforcement, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

Immigrant victims of crime in Athens-Clarke County have increased access to no-cost, culturally competent, language accessible legal services in the areas of immigration, protective orders, domestic relations law, and benefits advocacy. Immigrant victims of crime are safer and more secure in their homes and communities, and believe in the ideal of access of justice to all. Increased awareness in the immigrant community and in the community service stakeholders serving the immigrant community of the availability of legal services to immigrant victims of crime. Broadened and deepened community collaboration across law enforcement, legal services, and social services in Athens-Clarke County to effectively identify and respond to trafficking

Simone will provide culturally competent, trauma-informed immigration and civil legal services to immigrant victims of crime. She will also conduct outreach and training to immigrant communities, and community stakeholders. Simone is a bilingual attorney with ties to the Athens community and experience in outreach.

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