Sabrina Rivera


Executive Director, Orange County Justice Fund


Sabrina is the Executive Director for the Orange County Justice Fund (OCJF) and an immigration attorney who has years of experience providing direct legal immigration services to indigent and immigrant communities vulnerable to deportation. The OCJF primarily aims to directly aid individuals with financial and legal assistance who cannot afford to pay bonds set by immigration judges and officials. Sabrina is formerly the supervising attorney at the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) for the California State University Project that provides immigration legal services to eight CSU campuses in Southern California in affirmative and removal defense cases.

Before CARECEN, Sabrina served as the staff attorney at Western State College of Law’s (WSCL) Immigration Clinic in Irvine, California, where she directly represented clients in a range of matters, including deportation defense, humanitarian visas for survivors of violence, citizenship and asylum. She also supervised and mentored law students enrolled in the Immigration Clinic on cases and community-based education initiatives throughout Orange County, California. Sabrina currently serves as adjunct faculty at WSCL, and has been for the past six years, where she teaches a lawyering skills class. She is the former chair of the Orange County Bar Association’s Immigration Section. She received her JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and her BA in Chicana/o Studies and Political Science from California State University, Dominguez Hills.

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