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Jose Misael Polanco


Criminal justice professional in California with experience in juvenile delinquency prevention and research. Currently working in case management of individuals with disabilities experiencing homelessness and mental health needs.

Ad honorem experience

Became an undocumented child immigrant in 2008 after loosing my father to increasing crime and violence in the region at the time.

Currently working Pro-bono providing supportive services to victims of human trafficking and young adults returned to El Salvador.

Currently working in research and public policy development with higher education institutions and government agencies that provide services to deported migrants and victims of human trafficking.

Member of Nuevas Ideas assisting the secretary of Salvadoran abroad. Appointed by Nuevas Ideas to be the coordinator of the Salvadoran youth abroad.