Calissa N. Randall

  • Hosted by Senior Legal Services
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps
  • Service location Baltimore, Maryland
  • Law school The University of Akron School of Law
  • Issue area Elderly
  • Fellowship class year 2017
  • Program Elder Justice AmeriCorps

The Project

Calissa provided direct legal representation and support to residents of Baltimore City, aged 60 and over, who were victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Calissa provided 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, Calissa helped to create a network of lawyers dedicated to elder justice issues and bringing greater public awareness about elder abuse. Calissa’s work through this project gave a voice to senior victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Fellowship Highlights

Over the course of a year, Calissa was able to assist several clients with elder justice issues including stopping ongoing physical and psychological abuse, recovering funds that seniors lost due to financial exploitation, and assisting seniors with advanced planning to stop ongoing abuse and prevent future abuse.

Next Steps

Calissa is now a Staff Attorney at Senior Legal Services where she continues to assist low-income older adults with their civil legal needs.

 

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