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Cindy C. Liou

Cindy C. Liou

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Deputy Director of Legal Services
San Francisco, CA, USA


Cindy C. Liou, Esq. is currently the Deputy Director of Legal Services at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a national non-profit working to provide legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States. Previously, she was the Director of the Human Trafficking Project at Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, where she also co-counseled several civil litigation cases on behalf of human trafficking survivors, and represented survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, and hate crimes.  She continues to provide consulting and training on topics ranging from human trafficking, domestic violence lethality, to best practices on how to collaborate in cross-disciplinary teams to support survivors of violence. She is also formerly the Co-Chair of the Policy Committee of the Freedom Network to Empower Trafficked and Enslaved Persons (USA), a network of over 40 individual and member agencies representing trafficking survivors, and the winner of the 2013 San Francisco Collaborative Against Human Trafficking Modern Day Abolitionist Award for Policy and Advocacy. Cindy is also the co-author of several articles and the second edition of the manual Representing Survivors of Human Trafficking.  Before working at API Legal Outreach, Cindy handled a variety of pro bono cases at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, ranging from asylum to police misconduct cases.  Cindy is a graduate from Stanford Law School and the University of Washington.
Cindy C. Liou is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visas, and Confidentiality, Saturday, December 31, 2016, San Francisco, CA
Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Monday, May 07, 2018, San Francisco, CA
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Domestic Violence as a Basis for Asylum: An Analysis of 206 Case Outcomes in the United States from 1994 to 2012, Hastings Women’s Law Journal, Volume 24:1, Winter 2013 - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
Gender-Based Asylum Post-Matter of A-R-C-G-: Evolving Standards and Fair Application of the Law, Southwestern Journal of International Law, Volume 22, 2016 - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
Immigration Protections for Survivors of Domestic Violence: Asylum, VAWA, U Visas, and T Visas (PowerPoint slides) - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
U Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-918) Waitlist Notice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
U Visa Resources - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
T Visa Regulations, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 243, December 2016 - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
8 CFR Chapter 1 2012, § 214.14—Alien Victims of Certain Qualifying Criminal Activity - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Monday, April 30, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence - Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2018, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence - Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence - Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence - Getting Legal Status Based on Domestic Violence, Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief, Tuesday, October 30, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2019, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, San Francisco, CA
Pro Bono  Pro Bono Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief (Free), Tuesday, October 30, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Working with Immigrants: The Intersection of Basic Immigration, Housing, and Domestic Violence Issues in California 2019, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, San Francisco, CA
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