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Holly T. Bird

  • Hosted by Michigan Indian Legal Services
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Traverse City, Michigan
  • Law school DePaul University College of Law
  • Issue area Crime Victims Advocacy
  • Fellowship class year 2023
  • Program Crime Victims Advocacy Program

The Project

Holly T. Bird (she/her) will work collaboratively with United Three Fires Against Violence to provide accessible, high quality, victim-sensitive, and trauma-informed civil legal services to Tribal Members who are survivors of crime and reside within their Tribal service area.

Fellowship Plans

Holly’s Fellowship at Michigan Indian Legal Services will provide assistance with victims’ rights enforcement and civil legal issues cause by abuse for Tribal service area survivors. She will also conduct outreach or educational activities to ensure that survivors and service providers are aware of issues and available services. Additionally, she collaboratively with community partners to create a draft model code for Tribes to recognize victim’s rights.

As an Indigenous person who entered the field of law to help my people, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship will help me to be better trained and better equipped to do this work by allowing me to serve Indigenous victims of crime in their tribal service areas.

Holly T. Bird /
2023 Crime Victims Advocacy Program Fellow

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