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Valerie Morato

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Valerie Morato

Valerie Morato

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

The Project

Provide assistance to victims of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
The project addresses victims of elder abuse receive orders of protection to protect them from violence by caregivers or relatives. Victims of financial exploitation are able to reclaim their property that was taken by unscrupulous individuals. Individuals prevent becoming victims by completing estate planning documents that communicate their wishes.
The Right Person For This Project

Valerie is the right person for the project:
• She is an advocate for individuals who may be taken advantage of by others
• She fights to protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society
• She has experience working with the elderly community