HIV Law Project
Alison Yager joined HIV Law Project in 2006 as a Staff Attorney, and is currently Supervising Attorney in HIV Policy. She has been advocating on behalf of women, children and families for over fifteen years. Ms. Yager began her career at the Children’s Defense Fund – New York where she focused on child health issues. She subsequently spent a year in Mexico working with indigenous women who were struggling for safety in their homes and basic civil rights. During law school she provided legal services to homeless and runaway youth as well as garment workers in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA School of Law’s Program in Public Interest Law and Policy in 2001, Ms. Yager provided legal services to young people as a National Association of Public Interest Law (NAPIL, now Equal Justice Works) Fellow at The Door’s Legal Service Center in Manhattan. She then represented young survivors of dating violence at Break the Cycle- New York (now Day One).
Ms. Yager is responsible for producing policy publications, monitoring and responding to significant and emerging policy issues through advocacy and outreach to allies, decision-makers, and media.