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Sara  Van Hofwegen

Sara Van Hofwegen

Public Counsel
Supervising Senior Staff Attorney – Immigrants’ Rights Project
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Sara Van Hofwegen, Esq., is a supervising staff attorney in the Immigrant’s Rights Project at Public Counsel. Sara has represented more than 250 survivors of human trafficking and is an expert on human trafficking and the legal remedies available to immigrant survivors, including T Visa petitions. At Public Counsel, Sara defends unaccompanied immigrant youth, many of whom are survivors of human trafficking, from removal from the United States, representing them in removal proceedings, state court, and before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Prior to joining Public Counsel, Sara was the Managing Attorney at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking, where she worked collaboratively with law enforcement and community partners and provided holistic legal services to survivors of human trafficking, including criminal victim-witness, civil, and immigration advocacy. Sara also regularly provides training and technical assistance on human trafficking and immigration issues in California and throughout the country. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law.
Sara Van Hofwegen 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
Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief, Tuesday, November 06, 2018, San Francisco, CA
Web Segment  Web Segment T Visa Updates and Emerging Trends Affecting Youth Survivors of Trafficking - Representing Unaccompanied Children in California: Legal Updates, Practice Considerations & Strategies for Pursuing Relief, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio T Visa Updates and Emerging Trends Affecting Youth Survivors of Trafficking - T Visa Updates and Emerging Trends Affecting Youth Survivors of Trafficking, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts T Visa Updates and Emerging Trends Affecting Youth Survivors of Trafficking - T Visa Updates and Emerging Trends Affecting Youth Survivors of Trafficking, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg T Visa Updates and Emerging Trends Affecting Youth Survivors of Trafficking - T Visa Updates and Emerging Trends Affecting Youth Survivors of Trafficking, Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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