Dave Smith

  • Hosted by Inner City Law Center
  • Service location Los Angeles , California
  • Law school University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2012
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Dave supported vulnerable veterans, including homeless veterans, seniors, veterans who were sexually assaulted during service, and persons with mental illness. Dave assisted clients with navigating the complicated process of obtaining disability benefits from the VA and appeal denials of benefits. In addition, Dave collaborated with other service providers in the Skid Row neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles to ensure that homeless veterans are being provided with support and the resources needed to improve their stability.

Working on behalf of marginalized individuals appeals to me not simply because it is an effort to achieve justice but because it requires an impassioned effort to invest in a person's humanity.

Dave Smith /
Equal Justice Works Fellow

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