Lindsay E. Volk

  • Hosted by Legal Aid Society
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps
  • Service location Louisville, Kentucky
  • Issue area Veterans' Rights
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

Lindsay Volk assisted low-income and homeless veterans in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky and the 15 surrounding rural counties with their family law issues, consumer law issues, housing issues, and criminal record expungement. Additionally, Lindsay regularly attended Jefferson and Hardin County Veterans Treatment Courts, assisting VTC participants with their civil legal issues.

Lindsay is helping veterans in her community improve their custody status, so that they may spend more time with their children, modify their child support obligations so that they may support their children and adequately support themselves, negotiating with creditors and debt collects to lessen the burden of debt for her veterans, address bankruptcy issues to those overwhelmed by their debts, advocate on behalf of veterans facing eviction or foreclosure, keeping Veterans in safe and sustainable housing, and filing for expungements of criminal records, so that veterans may have a brighter future with better job prospects.

Fellowship Highlight

During Lindsay’s Fellowship, Lindsay:

  • Assisted 26 Veterans with a divorce from their spouse
  • Filed expungements on behalf of 25 Veterans, so that they may improve their prospects for employment with a cleaner record
  • Advocated for 22 Veterans in eviction court, helping to keep them in their homes
  • Kept Veterans from becoming homeless, by preventing and assisting Veterans with evictions and foreclosures
  • Provided valuable expungement clinics so that even more Veterans may expunge all eligible criminal charges from their records, broadening the employment opportunities available to them
  • Advocated on behalf of Veterans in the Family Court, so those who are unable to afford representation have their needs and the needs of their families are addressed

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