Rachael Gardiner

  • Hosted by Legal Services for Children
  • Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • Service location San Francisco, California
  • Law school University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Issue area Children/Youth, Public Benefits/Welfare Reform
  • Fellowship class year 2009
  • Program Design-Your-Own Fellowship

The Project

Rachael focused on providing access to public benefits for youth in out-of-home care as a means to maximize their placement stability, facilitate educational success, and increase their overall safety and well-being. Without legal assistance, the benefits to which a youth may be entitled are never applied for, may be grossly miscalculated, or may be improperly denied, the result of which is devastating on the youth’s permanency and safety in their placement.


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