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CUA Law Alumna, Victoria Hernandez ’15, Accepted a Resolution for Sexual Assault Advocate Work

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CUA Law alumna, Victoria Hernandez ’15, accepted a resolution by the D.C. City Council that recognizes and supports Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The resolution declared the month of April 2018 as “Sexual Assault Awareness Month” in D.C., and urges residents to show their support for victim-survivors and work to prevent sexual assault, abuse, and harassment.

Hernandez currently works as a Staff Attorney with the Domestic Violence/Family Law Unit at Ayuda, a local non-profit dedicated to providing both legal and social services to immigrants in the tri-state area. She provides legal representation to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking who seek Civil Protection Orders and resolution in family law matters (e.g. divorce, legal separation, custody, and child support) at D.C. Superior Court. Additionally, she works with the D.C. and U.S. governments to ensure her clients’ interests are conveyed and honored in criminal cases.

Prior to working at Ayuda, Hernandez was a law fellow at the D.C. Volunteer Lawyers project, a law clerk at the Law Offices of Cohen & Hertz, PC, and participated in CCLS’s The Families and the Law Clinic (FALC) as a student.