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Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence

Grace Huang

Commission Member

Grace Huang, J.D., is the Director of Policy at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, a national resource center working to address gender-based violence in Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and immigrant communities.

Ms. Huang has advocated on behalf of the rights of sexual and domestic violence survivors for over 25 years, including as a civil legal aid attorney, as an immigration attorney in private practice, and as a policy attorney for a statewide domestic violence coalition, and at a national resource center. Ms. Huang serves as a Commissioner on the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders, serves on the steering committee of the National Taskforce to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, and co-chairs of the Alliance for Immigrant Survivors. Ms. Huang also serves on the Sexual and Domestic Violence Subcommittee of the Gender and Justice Commission of the Washington State Supreme Court.

Ms. Huang was the editor of the Washington State Domestic Violence Bench Guide for Judicial Officers, and is the recipient of several awards,  including an American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence 20/20 Vision award in 2015, induction in the University of Washington School of Law Public Interest Law Association Hall of Fame in 2008, the Washington State Bar Family Law Section “Professional” of the year award in 2005, and the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project "Golden Door Award" in 1999 for her advocacy on behalf of immigrant survivors of gender-based violence.