Vanessa Torres Hernandez

  • Hosted by American Civil Liberties Union of Washington
  • Sponsored by Friends and Family of Philip M. Stern
  • Service location Seattle, Washington
  • Law school University of Washington School of Law
  • Issue area Civil Rights/Civil Liberties
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Vanessa provided direct representation to individuals with criminal records who are being discriminated against in employment and housing through records sealing, vacating clinics and individual advocacy. Vanessa educated employers and housing providers about their obligations under the law as well as work with pro bono partners to develop impact cases.

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