Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation Launches LGBTQ Committee

Published: February 25, 2019   |   No Comments  |  Read more

JAMIE PEREZ | February 25, 2019 AVLF works to improve inclusivity and advocacy for LGBTQ clients. In 2018, after various staff members expressed concern about ensuring our LGBTQ clients feel welcomed to access our services, AVLF created an internal LGBTQ Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to evaluate and improve its internal and external […]

The “Village” of Survivor Support

Published: February 4, 2019   |   No Comments  |  Read more

Like many things in life, it takes a “village” to accomplish our goals. The same holds true in supporting a survivor of intimate partner abuse through the process of leaving their abuser.

Teamwork on Behalf of Domestic Violence Victims

Published: September 26, 2016   |   No Comments  |  Read more

Ms. A, who spoke very little English, visited the Safe Families Office in the Fulton County Courthouse after being beaten all over her body, day after day, by her husband. The beatings often occurred in front of her four children and were sometimes directed at them.

2015 Celebrating Service Award Winners

Published: October 27, 2015   |   No Comments  |  Read more

Good morning.  My name is Jamie Perez and I oversee AVLF’s Safe and Stable Families Project. It is my pleasure to represent AVLF today to recognize our foundation’s award recipients.  

I only recently joined AVLF and in just a few months with this organization, I cannot adequately express how overwhelmed I have been by the generosity of the Atlanta legal community. I was previously in private practice so I know what it means to balance billable hour requirements, caring for children and family, and being a leader in legal and community organizations.