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Carmen supervises LACLJ’s Access to Justice and the Teen/LA programs. Carmen also provides supervision and training for LACLJ’s chief pro bono program, ADVOCATE, which pairs pro bono attorneys with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault seeking representation at their restraining order hearings. Carmen also supervisors the family law portion of LACLJ’s SIJS/Immigration project. Prior to working at LACLJ, Carmen was an attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County where she represented survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in family law and immigration matters, and worked in the Shriver Housing Project assisting tenants with unlawful detainers. Carmen also worked at Break the Cycle where she represented teen survivors of domestic violence in family law matters. Carmen graduated from California Western School of Law and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Women’s Studies at the University of Central Florida. Carmen is fluent in Spanish.