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Samantha McGovern

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Samantha McGovern

Samantha McGovern

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

The Project

Provide high quality legal services to low-income older adults who have been victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. In addition to providing direct legal representation to victims, the project creates a network of lawyers dedicated to elder justice issues and bring greater public awareness of elder abuse.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
This project gives a voice to seniors who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
The Right Person For This Project

Samantha is the right person for the job because:
• She is committed to doing public interest work, and advocating for those who are disenfranchised
•She is not only familiar with the unique problems individuals face in this area, but is also invested in improving the lives of members of her community
• She is passionate about seeking justice for those who have been overlooked and abandoned, even if that means helping one person at a time