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Alejandro Palacios was a trainer with the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. He joined the coalition in November 2013. Alejandro began his career in domestic violence advocacy in September 2010 as a volunteer for De Colores Domestic Violence shelter, which serves primarily monolingual Spanish speaking survivors of domestic violence. In January 2011, Alejandro decided to become an intern lay legal advocate at De Colores. After the completion of his time as an intern, Alejandro started working part-time as a lay legal advocate, while also being a full-time student at Arizona State University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.   On September 2011, Alejandro became the first male lay legal advocate at De Colores in 25 years. While working as a legal advocate, he provided victims of domestic violence with resources and education on domestic violence, such as victims’ rights and information on the state’s victim compensation program. He also assisted victims in comprehending and developing a safety plan. In addition, Alejandro assisted survivors in self-petitioning under the VAWA process; as well as the U-Visa process.

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