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Kristin Dexter

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Kristin Dexter

Kristin Dexter

Name of Host Organization: Montana Legal Services Association
City, State: Helena, Montana
Issue area: Elderly
Sponsors: AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Montana Legal Services Association

The Project

Legally assist elder victims who have been abused, neglected, and/or financially exploited.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
There is a high demand for legal services among the elder population in Montana. This project helps elders learn their legal rights. Most elders do not understand what a guardianship or power of attorney entails.
The Right Person For This Project

Kristin is the right person for the project because:
• She is an extremely passionate and hardworking person who loves to help people in need
• She has the patience and compassion required for this position
• She has found a way to integrate herself, not only into the local community of Helena, but also the broader scope of elder law in Montana.