Tram Nguyen

  • Hosted by Greater Boston Legal Services
  • Sponsored by Department of Justice, Office of Violence Against Women
  • Service location Boston, Massachusetts
  • Law school Northeastern University School of Law
  • Issue area Domestic Violence
  • Fellowship class year 2013
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Tram’s project is a collaboration between Equal Justice Works, Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. (GBLS) and the Community Advocacy Program of the Center for Community Health Education Research and Service, Inc. (CCHERS) (CAP) to provide culturally competent, comprehensive bilingual legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault in the highly underserved Vietnamese immigrant community in Greater Boston.

Tram is an immigrant from Vietnam who grew up in Massachusetts in a working-class immigrant family. As a college intern with Greater Boston Legal Services, Tram saw first-hand the impact that public interest lawyers can have on the lives of indigent clients who have nowhere else to turn. As result of that experience, Tram was inspired to become a lawyer to help communities of color, especially the Vietnamese American community. Tram pursued a law degree in hopes that one day she could have a broader impact in the fight for human rights and protecting disenfranchised individuals against injustices.

 

My project aims to provide culturally competent, comprehensive bilingual legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault in the Vietnamese immigrant community in Boston.

Tram Nguyen /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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