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Silvia Pastor Finkelstein is an Assistant District Attorney and Director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Finkelstein joined the Special Victims Bureau in 2001 and spent several years trying cases involving felony sex crimes and domestic violence. In 2007 she became Chief of the Child Abuse Unit and led the interdisciplinary team that investigated felony sexual crimes and assaults committed against children. She tried many cases where the victims were children under 13 years old, who had been subjected to severe physical and/or sexual abuse.
In January 2012, Ms. Finkelstein was named Deputy Bureau Chief of the Narcotics & Gang Bureau and Chief of the Prescription Drug Unit. In 2015 she was promoted to Director of the Office of Immigrant Affairs.
In her current position, Ms. Finkelstein coordinates the investigation and prosecution of crimes that target immigrants as victims and advices the District Attorney’s Office and the community on matters where criminal law and immigration law intersect. She also develops and leads the Office of Immigrant Affairs’ extensive outreach program and oversees the U-Visa and T-Visa certification process for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.
Ms. Finkelstein is a NYPTI (New York Prosecutors Training Institute) lecturer and is a member of the PINY (Protecting Immigrant New Yorkers) task force. She is a founding member of the New York State District Attorneys League for Immigrant Affairs (DALIA) and its current president.
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