Domestic Violence Shelter Project

Matthew Mao (’10) and Louise Nutt (’10) worked with Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, an agency that serves survivors of domestic violence in Santa Clara County, on a project to enhance battered immigrants’ access to legal representation in the South Bay. After applying their knowledge of the range of immigration remedies available to survivors of domestic violence and familiarizing themselves with Next Door’s woman-defined advocacy model, Matt and Louise revised the process used by Next Door to screen potential clients for eligibility for immigration relief.