Adriane Bracciale

  • Hosted by San Diego Public Defender's Office
  • Service location San Diego
  • Law school California Western School of Law
  • Issue area Criminal Justice Reform, Housing/Homelessness, Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2012
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

As an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, I will help veterans who suffer from service-related trauma and are accused of crimes access the Veterans Treatment Court, a program that provides housing to homeless veterans, and treats mental illness and substance abuse so that they are rehabilitated instead of merely punished. I educate other attorneys, prosecutors, judges, law students, and the community on sentencing issues for veterans, the goals of the Veterans Treatment Court, the repercussions of military-related trauma, and the benefits of treatment over incarceration so that attorneys and the court system can better serve these deserving individuals.

The Inspiration

Sean F. Bigley

Host: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)

E. Alex Espinoza

Host: Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.

Tiffany Nocon

Host: Public Law Center

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Elizabeth A. Zak

Host: Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati