Jeanette Lomeli is a senior program associate for Acacia’s Unaccompanied Children Program. Her work focuses on supporting legal and social service providers who represent unaccompanied children and increasing access to trauma-informed holistic legal representation. Jeanette previously worked at Loyola Law School’s Center for Juvenile Law and Policy where she supported and advocated for youth navigating the juvenile, dependency, and education systems. In this role, she also helped educate and train law students in areas of trauma-informed best practices, vicarious trauma, and child development. Jeanette has served as a lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles and taught a course titled “Forensic Mental Health.” Jeanette is a proud Southeast Los Angeles native and received a master’s degree in social work from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach.