Shelby Dodson

  • Hosted by Tennessee Justice Center
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, U.S. Department of Justice - Office for Victims of Crime, MetLife Foundation, Tennessee Justice Center, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Service location Nashville, Tennessee
  • Law school Belmont University College of Law
  • Issue area Elder Abuse
  • Fellowship class year 2016
  • Program Elder Justice AmeriCorps

The Project

Impoverished seniors in Tennessee have to fight bureaucracy for every benefit they hope to receive. Shelby’s project screened clients who have experienced abuse and help them navigate the healthcare system, housing obstacles, and financial scams to become safer and more equipped to enjoy their lives. Through her Elder Justice AmeriCorps Fellowship, Shelby advocated for low-income seniors facing barriers to healthcare and independent living as a result of abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation.

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