LGBT & Immigration Expert Promoted to Deputy Director

Dan TorresIn 2010, Dan Torres started working as the LGBT Program Director, based in CRLA’s Stockton office.  Since then he has grown the organization’s LGBT program from a regional farmworker program, into a statewide initiative with national recognition for its civil rights advocacy on behalf of low-income, LGBT people.  His work with our U-Visa program has helped many immigrant victims of crime remain with their families and loved ones in the United States and access survivor services.  Dan has only just begun to fight for justice at CRLA, because effective January 1, 2014, Dan accepted the position of Deputy Director of New Initiatives and Programs.  His new position presents a welcome challenge and an opportunity to share his expertise.

Prior to CRLA, Dan worked at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, where he directed immigrant rights campaigns and projects, conducted community and legal education programs, and provided technical assistance to legal services and pro bono attorneys.  He represented clients as a staff attorney at the CRLA Foundation in Sacramento, worked as a Clinical Instructor at the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic, and served as a staff attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He received his B.A. at University of Washington and his J.D. at UC Davis School of Law. 

 “I’m really excited to be the Deputy Director of New Initiatives and Programs.  This is not just a new role for me, but a new position for CRLA.  I am excited about growing our programs and educating our donors about the innovative and amazing advocacy our staff achieves,” said Dan.

In his new position Dan will oversee all CRLA programmatic work and fundraising efforts.


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