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Stephanie James

  • Hosted by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Texas
  • Law school The University of Texas School of Law
  • Issue area Fraud, ID theft, and Hate Crime Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2018
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

There has been a tremendous unmet need to provide legal services to identity theft victims, especially for vulnerable populations. There has also been a need to train and educate victim advocates on how to address the economic challenges resulting from identity theft, including screening for other economic/financial abuse issues. 

Stephanie primarily provided direct legal services to identity theft victims among vulnerable populations such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking survivors. She also provided training and education to victim advocates regarding identity theft issues. 

Stephanie had previously worked with victims of domestic violence in the family law context and she has first-hand experience in seeing the challenges victims have when trying to rebuild their lives. She has a strong desire to help these individuals become economically stable in order to reduce the likelihood of future domestic violence. 

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