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Sara  Van Hofwegen

Sara Van Hofwegen

Public Counsel
Supervising Staff Attorney
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:
Web Segment  Web Segment T Visas and Best Practices for Identifying and Representing Youth Survivors of Trafficking - Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visas, and Confidentiality, Monday, December 19, 2016
Nuts and Bolts of SIJS in California Probate Courts - Representing Unaccompanied Children in California – Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T Visas, and Confidentiality, Monday, December 19, 2016
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Nuts and Bolts of SIJS in California Probate Courts - Nuts and Bolts of SIJS in California Probate Courts, Monday, December 19, 2016
T Visas and Best Practices for Identifying and Representing Youth Survivors of Trafficking - T Visas and Best Practices for Identifying and Representing Youth Survivors of Trafficking, Monday, December 19, 2016
Transcripts  Transcripts T Visas and Best Practices for Identifying and Representing Youth Survivors of Trafficking - T Visas and Best Practices for Identifying and Representing Youth Survivors of Trafficking, Monday, December 19, 2016
Nuts and Bolts of SIJS in California Probate Courts - Nuts and Bolts of SIJS in California Probate Courts, Monday, December 19, 2016
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg T Visas and Best Practices for Identifying and Representing Youth Survivors of Trafficking - T Visas and Best Practices for Identifying and Representing Youth Survivors of Trafficking, Monday, December 19, 2016
Nuts and Bolts of SIJS in California Probate Courts - Nuts and Bolts of SIJS in California Probate Courts, Monday, December 19, 2016
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
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