Eric Charette

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc., MetLife Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Service location Olean, New York
  • Issue area Elderly
  • Fellowship class year 2014
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship, Elder Justice AmeriCorps

The Project

Providing legal assistance to older adults in order to assist victims of abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation and empower disenfranchised individuals so that they can secure the justice they deserve.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project

Abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of older adults is an unfortunately growing problem that is grossly under reported and thus, victims of these abuses are underserved. The older adult population is in need of accessible legal assistance in order to give them the power, resources, and protection necessary to confront their abusers and secure justice for themselves.

The Right Person For This Project

Jordan is the right person for the project because:
• He has experience serving this demographic in my third year of law school
• He practiced as a student attorney in the Community Legal Practice Center, a low-income legal aid clinic
• He has had the opportunity to assist the older adult population with end of life planning, appointing guardianships, and addressing misuse of their personal funds by family members

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