Candice Smith Kellogg

  • Hosted by Legal Aid of Arkansas
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Springdale, Arkansas
  • Law school Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Issue area Campus Sexual Assault Victim's Rights Enforcement, Crime Victims and Victim’s Rights Enforcement
  • Fellowship class year 2019
  • Program Crime Victims Justice Corps

The Project

The scope of the need for legal services to survivors of campus sexual assault in Arkansas is vast. With two large universities and 16 community colleges in our service area, statistics (but not actual reporting numbers) tell us that thousands of young people in Arkansas have been victimized while attending one of our colleges. Unlike many urban areas, Arkansas does not have a robust network of nonprofit legal centers. Indeed, there are currently no organizations with a focus on providing legal representation to survivors of sexual assault, let alone one focusing on campus sexual assault. This Fellowship seeks to fill that gap and initiate a concerted effort to provide comprehensive legal services to survivors.

Candice’s Fellowship takes a two-prong approach to tackle the problem of campus rape and sexual assault. First, Candice builds relationships with and provides educational/training opportunities to university students, faculty, and staff; private attorneys; law enforcement agencies; community-based service providers; pro bono attorneys; and other community stakeholders. Second, she provides comprehensive, culturally-competent, trauma-informed legal services to survivors of campus sexual assault.

As a former student survivor of sexual assault, Candice is personally motivated to ensure that students receive critical legal services to aid in their pursuit of justice.

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