2012 Equal Justice Works Fellow, Meghan Kempf
Name of Host Organization: Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.
City, State: San Antonio, Texas
Issue area: Domestic Violence
Sponsors: Texas Access to Justice Foundation
I will be working with Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. to provide litigation services to enforce existing court orders for victims of domestic violence, particularly focusing on ensuring that victims receive the promised safety and resources. Additionally, I will develop comprehensive training for local law enforcement, legal professionals, and victims to enable those parties to effectively identify and prevent violations of court orders. The desired outcome is to not only deter violations of court orders regarding domestic violence, but to most importantly enable victims and their families to achieve protection and stability.
Words to live by:
"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." - spoken by Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird