Grace Huang, J.D., is the Director of at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence where she works to advocate on behalf policies that support Asian and Pacific Islander and immigrant survivors of domestic and sexual violence, in federal legislative, administrative & court fora.
Ms. Huang formerly engaged in policy advocacy at the state level in Washington State on behalf of over 70 domestic violence victim advocacy programs for over 15 years. She also practiced immigration law in private practice, and represented low-income individuals in family law, immigration, public benefits and housing matters in a civil legal services organization.
Ms. Huang serves as a Commissioner on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders for the Biden Administration and as a Commissioner on the American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. She is a former commissioner on the Washington State Women’s Commission (2018-2022) and on the Washington State Courts Gender and Justice Commission.
Ms. Huang is the recipient of numerous awards for her work advancing the rights of domestic violence survivors and immigrants, including a 2015 American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence 20/20 Vision award and the 2005 Washington State Bar Family Law Section “Professional” of the year award, and the 1999 Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Golden Door award.
Articles, Publications, and Appearances
Sheppard, C. “For Domestic Violence Survivors, Petitioning for a Protective Order Can be an Uphill Battle,” Auburn Reporter (Nov. 3, 2021)
Hayoun, M. Immigrant Domestic Violence Survivors are Afraid to Go To Law Enforcement Under Trump, Pacific Standard, (June 20, 2019)
Huang, G. ADVISORY (Revised Feb 2022): HOW WILL ‘PUBLIC CHARGE’ PROPOSED POLICY CHANGES IMPACT IMMIGRANT SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT?, API-GBV (2022)
Huang, G. (2019). How Domestic Violence Impacts Immigrant Victims. In: Geffner, R., White, J.W., Hamberger, L.K., Rosenbaum, A., Vaughan-Eden, V., Vieth, V.I. (eds) Handbook of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Across the Lifespan. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-62122-7_163-1
Domestic Violence: The Overlap Between State Law and Immigration Law (Appendix F), EDITOR of entire bench guide ; Domestic Violence Benchguide for Judicial Officers (ed.) [October 2015] https://www.courts.wa.gov/content/manuals/domViol/Complete%20Manual%202015.pdf#search=domestic%20violence%20benchbook
How to Make Sure Immigrant Women Aren’t Left out of #MeToo
Huffington Post (opinion) [June 30, 2018] https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-huang-immigrant-women-me-too_n_5b33f9dee4b0b5e692f3f7e6