Community HeLP Clinic secures visas for victims of serious crime
The Community Health Law Partnership Clinic recently helped two clients secure their U Visas, which grant victims of serious crime - who are helpful to law enforcement in investigation or prosecution - with four years of lawful status and a path to permanent residency in the United States.
Current Community HeLP Clinic students James C. Berrigan and Lisa C. Garcia marshaled the evidence needed to achieve this successful outcome for both clients. Former clinic students and 2018 law school graduates Michael D. Aune, Caroline A. Jozefczyk, Clayton C. McClain and Christopher D. "Chris" Johnson assisted with earlier stages of the case.
The successful effort on behalf of these clients was made in conjunction with bilingual therapists from UGA's College of Education working at the Mercy Health Clinic, where the Community HeLP Clinic operates a medical-legal partnership addressing social determinants of health.
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