Cortney Sweat

  • Hosted by Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location South Bend, Indiana
  • Law school Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Issue area Elder Abuse
  • Fellowship class year 2020
  • Program Elder Justice Program

The Project

Cortney assisted individuals over the age of sixty when there has been fraud, misrepresentation, abuse of fiduciary duties, etc. Specifically, Cortney addressed the lack of services, resources, and representation to elderly individuals in rural communities. Additionally, she assisted individuals in cases of fraud, misrepresentation, abuse of fiduciary duties, and more for individuals over the age of 60.

Cortney has worked in public interest services since high school. She has always had an interest in helping those who need help and making sure the underrepresented have a voice as well as feel heard. Cortney has the ability to build great rapport and relationships with clients, which gives them the opportunity to have a trusted advocate on their side with whom they are comfortable.

Fellowship Highlights

During her Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Cortney reached elderly adults who have been victims of crime. She worked specifically on outreach in rural communities to ensure individuals had access to legal representation and connections to the resources Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILSI) has to offer, as well as offering trainings to community partners on identifying when a victim is in need of ILSI’s services.

Media

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