Casey Carter Swegman is the Director of Public Policy at the Tahirih Justice Center where she leads Tahirih’s state and federal policy advocacy focused on improving protections for immigrant survivors of gender-based violence in the U.S. – including sexual assault, domestic violence, FGM/C, forced and child marriage – while simultaneously fighting for long-term, systemic change through coalition building within the immigrant rights and anti-gbv movements. She co-chairs the Alliance for Immigrant Survivors alongside ASISTA, Esperanza United, and API-GBV and at Tahirih she also oversees the Forced Marriage Initiative which provides direct services to survivors and individuals at risk of forced and child marriage across the country and provides expert technical assistance to service providers, advocates, legal professionals, and the federal government. Prior to joining Tahirih, Casey served as the Special Needs Care Coordinator at the International Rescue Committee in Baltimore.