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Shannon Konkol

  • Hosted by Legal Aid of Nebraska
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Omaha, Nebraska
  • Law school University of Nebraska College of Law
  • Issue area Crime Victims Advocacy
  • Fellowship class year 2023
  • Program Crime Victims Advocacy Program

The Project

Shannon’s (she/her) project with Legal Aid of Nebraska will focus on increasing access to legal aid for survivors of crime, especially in underserved black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities.

Fellowship Plans

As an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Crime Victims Advocacy Program, Shannon will help enforce her clients’ rights in criminal proceedings, engage in outreach and education activities, and build community partnerships for holistic services.

Shannon’s Equal Justice Works Fellowship provided her the opportunity to continue her passion of serving others and working towards a more equitable environment in the justice system, specifically the justice system in her community. Her experiences volunteering for organizations such as Domestic Violence shelters in Wisconsin and the Tenant Assistant Program in Nebraska gave Shannon the interest and passion for this work. This first-hand experience helped her understand the importance of helping those who were historically overlooked.

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