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Steven Palmer

  • Hosted by Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.
  • Sponsored by U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
  • Service location Rochester, New York
  • Law school University at Buffalo School of Law
  • Issue area Elder Abuse
  • Fellowship class year 2020
  • Program Elder Justice Program

The Project

Steven advocated on behalf of elderly clients regarding elder abuse, neglect and, exploitation issues.

Steven wanted to help his community and give back by protecting and advocating for the elderly to ensure that they can enjoy the rights they deserve. He also aimed to be a voice and a pillar for those whose voices can easily be unheard and strived to act as a support them. This Fellowship program provided Steven and his community with skills and resources that could be used to help advocate for the elderly population.

Fellowship Highlights

Steven researched and conducted know-your-rights seminars to elderly clients at senior centers, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities to ensure that elderly residents and clients knew and understood their rights. Specifically, the elderly in low-income communities who suffer from elder abuse and financial exploitation had an advocate to defend and speak for them through his Fellowship.

 

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