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Lindsay E. Volk

2015, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Lindsay E. Volk

Lindsay E. Volk

Name of Host Organization: The Legal Aid Society, Inc.
City, State: Louisville, Kentucky
Issue area: Veterans' Rights
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, The Legal Aid Society, Inc.

The Project

LINDSAY VOLK assists low-income and homeless veterans in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky and the 15 surrounding rural counties with their family law issues, consumer law issues, housing issues, and criminal record expungements. Additionally, Lindsay regularly attends Jefferson and Hardin County Veterans Treatment Courts, assisting VTC participants with their civil legal issues.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Lindsay is helping veterans in her community improve their custody status, so that they may spend more time with their children, modify their child support obligations so that they may support their children and adequately support themselves, negotiating with creditors and debt collects to lessen the burden of debt for her veterans, address bankruptcy issues to those overwhelmed by their debts, advocate on behalf of veterans facing eviction or foreclosure, keeping Veterans in safe and sustainable housing, and filing for expungements of criminal records, so that veterans may have a brighter future with better job prospects.