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Equal Justice Works recently held an information session about the Crime Victims Advocacy Program (CVAP) highlighting what applicants need to know before applying. At the session, staff members Angie McCarthy, Senior Program Manager, and Jeremiah Headen, Program Manager, chatted with former fellows Precious Odum and Melissa Khetan about their experiences serving victims of crime, and how participation in the program has shaped their careers.
“There is something really cool about feeling like part of a team that’s addressing an issue nationwide and feeling like you’re really making an impact.” said Melissa Khetan, Portfolio Manager at Equal Justice Works and 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow.
“Having this Fellowship helped make my dreams [of working with trafficking survivors] come true,” said Precious Odum, 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow. “[This Fellowship gave me] a group of individuals who [shared] the same passions and values I did…and also someone I could go to, to ask questions and receive expert advice and technical assistance.”
The Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Advocacy Program is mobilizing a cohort of Attorney Fellows to increase access to legal aid for survivors of crime, especially in underserved black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities.
Applications to become a Fellow in the Crime Victims Advocacy Program at Equal Justice Works are open! The application deadline is July 14, 2023. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply today!
For answers to frequently asked questions, please visit the Crime Victims Advocacy Program webpage.
Email [email protected] with any questions concerning the application process.
This program is supported by an award under 15POVC-22-GK-01116-NONF, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.