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Attorney Nina nominated for the 2019 Patricia Ravenhorst Trailblazer Award!

The South Carolina Immigrant Victim Coalition has worked for years on bringing awareness, assistance, policy changes, and authentic advocacy on behalf of immigrant communities. Over the past few years, SCIVC has created a collaborative network of partners committed to working together to better serve victims of crime. The coalition is dedicated to ensuring that immigrant crime victims have meaningful access to jusice and available services in immigrant communities. Read more about them here.

In 2019 the SCIVC introduced the Patricia S. Ravenhorst Trailblazer Award to recognize outstanding service providers committed to ensuring that immigrant communities in the state of South Carolina have meaningful access to services and benefits after experiencing victimization. In 2019, attorney Nina Cano was one of 10 nominees for this years award. Congratulations to Charleston's very own, Dr. Michael de Arrellano, Ph.D. of MUSC National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center who was awarded the Inaugural Trailblazer Award for his work with victims of crime at the Medical University of South Carolina. Martha Gomez of Charleston's MUSC was also nominated for her tremendous work in the immigrant community. Congrats to all on this honor!

Jennifer Vasquez (Safe Home Rape Crisis Coalition)

Martha Gomez (MUSC National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center)

Mount Moriah Baptist Church

Nina Cano Richards (Cano Law Office)

Olivia Jones (Olivia Jones, LLC)

Shannon Nix (Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention and Prevention – USC)

Tammy Besherse (Olgetree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.)

Tiera Moore (Laurens County Safe Home)

Vianca Anderson (Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons)

Yamile Diaz (Safe Home Rape Crisis Coalition)

2019 Patricia Ravenhorst Trailblazar Award Recipient,

Dr. Michael Arrellano, MUSC Crime Victims Center

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