Host: Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
Sponsor: AmeriCorps, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, OneJustice
I will work with Legal Aid and the Jefferson County Veterans Treatment Court in developing an ongoing partnership to better serve the needs of our nation’s veterans. Veterans Treatment Courts can address the unique needs of veterans who have entered the criminal justice system. As an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, I will provide civil legal services to defendants in Veterans Treatment Court that will help them comply with a court ordered diversion program and obtain sustained economic and social stability. I will assist Legal Aid in providing civil legal services to the general veteran population through its established Kentucky Corps of Advocates for Veterans.