Faculty News Archive

Lynette Parker, with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, has received a $1,405,686 award from the County of Santa Clara.

Lynette Parker with the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center (KGACLC) received this award to support its work in providing basic needs services for victims of human trafficking and workplace crimes in Santa Clara County. On top of providing basic needs, KGACLC works to provide legal services for victims of these crimes.

This most recent grant addresses a gap in funding from the Department of Justice and the large commitment made by KGACLC and partner agencies to serve a large number of human trafficking victims in the county. By continuing to educate the county on the real extent of human trafficking, the law center continues to work to raise awareness of it and take steps to actively support victimized individuals.

KGACLC, alongside Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Bay Area Legal Aid, Community Solutions, Justice at Last, Step Forward Foundation, and the YWCA, has made Santa Clara County an example of the commitment of the public sector to addressing human trafficking nationwide. 

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ACT program promotes empathy, broadens perspectives

Professor Margaret Russell and her students took part in an ACT group – a self-help group that serves people often not accepted by the San Quentin incarcerated population. Russell said the trip was aimed at giving her students an understanding of criminal justice beyond just “reading legal theories and judges’ decisions.”

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