Leah Jensen

  • Hosted by Community Legal Aid Services
  • Sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Ohio Access to Justice Foundation
  • Service location Akron, Ohio
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Medical-Legal Partnership
  • Fellowship class year 2008
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Through collaboration with Ohio Northeast Health Systems clinic located in Youngstown, Leah targeted low-income children and their families to provide legal representation aimed at improving children’s medical outcomes. All too frequently, low-income children’s health situations have underlying legal issues that prevent them from reaching ideal health situations. Through this proactive approach, physicians may refer children and their families for legal services aimed at correcting specific detrimental medical situations.

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