Emily Vock

  • Hosted by Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Service location Champaign, Illinois
  • Law school University of Illinois College of Law
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Our project seeks to provide legal assistance to Veterans throughout East Central Illinois. While our office is located in Champaign, Illinois, we have partnered with the VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville and an outpatient center in Decatur to reach a greater number of veteran clients. Our partnership with the Illiana Health Care System is an outgrowth of Land of Lincoln’s existing Medical Legal Partnership (MLP). Through the MLP, healthcare providers and social work staff at healthcare facilities refer clients to our program. In addition, we have partnered with the local Salvation Army and hope to soon partner with other veterans service organizations in the area.

I am excited to be serving low income veteran clients through my fellowship at Land of Lincoln. After working with elderly clients last year, I became familiar with the common struggles faced by veterans navigating the justice system. I am additionally honored to be serving the men and women who have served our country especially because my grandfather served in the Army in WWII and has been an active member of his local veteran’s organization for the rest of his life.

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