Jeanette Lomeli

Jeanette Lomeli is a senior program associate for Vera’s Unaccompanied Children Program (UCP). Her work focuses on supporting legal service providers who represent unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings 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.” In November 2020, Jeanette was appointed to serve as a community representative member on the Los Angeles County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council. 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.