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David William Johnson

  • Hosted by Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Plantation, Florida
  • Law school University of Miami School of Law
  • Issue area Elder Abuse
  • Fellowship class year 2020
  • Program Elder Justice Program

The Project

David is dedicated to serving elderly victims of abuse in Broward County, Florida. His project aims to provide holistic civil representation to elderly victims of crime, training on issues around the representation of elder abuse victims, and community education.

During his legal education, it became abundantly clear to David that there was work that needed to be done to protect the most vulnerable among us. David strongly believes in the legal profession’s ability to change the world for the better by helping one client at a time, especially those overlooked by society. Senior citizens are one of the most often abused and marginalized populations, and David feels honored to help them attain justice.

Fellowship Plans

David’s project will provide protection for seniors from their abusers via injunctions, unlawful detainer, and ejectment actions. Financial struggles are also a result of elder abuse, so his project will aim to assist in maintaining safe and stable living environments in those cases as well.

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