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Maria Sofia Gattorno is a Staff Attorney of HIAS PA’s Domestic Violence Initiative, a unique program dedicated to providing immigration legal services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She obtained her J.D. from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico School of Law in 2016. During law school, Gattorno was an intern with Board of Parole in Puerto Rico where she evaluated prisoners' requests for probation and parole programs.
Gattorno joined HIAS PA in November 2018. Before joining HIAS PA, she worked as a Domestic Violence Legal Advocate at the Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey, where she helped victims of crime address their immigration and social service needs