Contact: Elizabeth Coplan
University of Washington School of Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) Nominated for Take Action Against Domestic Violence Award
SEATTLE – IFAP has been nominated this year for one of the King County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCCADV)'s Take Action Awards.
IFAP was founded in 1996 by Prof. Ramasastry, among others, as a partnership between the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the
law school; the partnership continues to this day. IFAP trains and matches volunteer law students - many of them 1Ls - with pro bono
attorneys and immigrant survivors of domestic violence.
KCCADV's mission is "to work to end domestic violence by facilitating collective action for social change."
Toward that end, every year, KCCADV honors a small number of individuals and/or groups who have "done something to raise awareness about
domestic violence, to help those dealing with it, or to help find solutions to the problem."
The current faculty advisers are Sylvia Kang'ara and Signe Dortch. Each year there are roughly 50
students taking cases in pairs and working with supervising pro bono attorneys from the community.
These are the students serving on this academic year's steering committee:
Co- Presidents: Caleb Stewart & Lauren McElroy
Secretary: Dylan Tessier
Treasurer: Janice Goh
Training/Case Managers: Tony Ramsey & Janet Gwilym
Webmaster: Maria Manza
Advisory Board Liaison: MariRuth Petzing
Database manager: Jennifer Howard
Event Coordinator: Ariana Flores
IFAP Fellow: Alison Gaffney
This year the event takes place on Thursday, October 27, 2011, 4:30 – 6:30 PM, at the Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S. Massachusetts Street, Seattle, WA 98144
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