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Daniel Lewis

  • Hosted by Bet Tzedek Legal Services
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Los Angeles, California
  • Law school University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • Issue area Elder Abuse
  • Fellowship class year 2021
  • Program Elder Justice Program

The Project

Daniel’s project focused on preserving housing stability by providing legal services to older adults victimized by elder abuse that threatens their ability to stay in their homes.

In Los Angeles, where the cost of living is high, housing stability for people in low-income communities is crucial. Elder abuse and housing-related fraud can force older adults from homes they have lived in for decades. This Fellowship sought to protect older adults from those threats to keep them in their homes.

Fellowship Highlights

During the two-year Fellowship, Daniel:
  • Provided assistance with Elder Abuse Restraining Order petitions to over 35 older adults and referred over 60 older adults to other sources of aid.
  • Gave 4 presentations to local community groups on elder abuse, reaching nearly 200 seniors and senior service professionals.
  • Conducted outreach to community organizations throughout Los Angeles County to share information about Bet Tzedek’s homeowner protection efforts and to ascertain the most pressing threats to low-income homeowners throughout the County.

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