Darla Chavez Chavez
Darla Chavez Chavez is the Program Associate for the Collaborative Responses to Commercial Sexual Exploitation Initiative. Prior to joining NCYL, Darla worked as a Released Youth Call Counselor at Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project West Coast Call Center. There, she used her background as an immigrant as well as her academic and professional experiences to inform her work while assisting unaccompanied immigrant minors as they navigated the immigration court process. This role incorporated legal orientations for minors and their sponsors, legal intakes, social service referrals, and the creation of educational materials to provide accessible and informative content for the clients she worked with. Darla graduated with a B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College in 2021.