Oct
11
2017
Lilli Crowe on Why She Works to Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Lilli Crowe on Why She Works to Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Author: Lilli Crowe   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

My mom explained that Jennifer had a habit in the following years of calling her when she got scared.
When Jennifer called that day and I answered, it had been nearly 20 years since she and my mother had first met. Over these years, Jennifer kept my mom’s home phone number and knew that she could call it when she was frightened or needed an answer.

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Aug
31
2017
Volunteer Take: Few Legal Endeavors Are As Rewarding as Potentially Saving a Client’s Life

Volunteer Take: Few Legal Endeavors Are As Rewarding as Potentially Saving a Client’s Life

Author: Katie King   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

One of the first things you learn in domestic violence training at AVLF is that violence can occur in any relationship, regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation. We saw that firsthand. She was married to her abuser for decades and had several children with him. Both were highly educated, well-employed, and, to the outside world, had presented as a nearly perfect family. Until he tried to kill her.

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Jul
6
2017
Safe Families Office Gets Tech Overhaul

Safe Families Office Gets Tech Overhaul

Author: Katie King   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

Thanks to a grant from the AEC Trust and with support from TechBridge, starting July 24, the SFO will become completely digital. The advances in technology will better address our needs, the needs of our clients, and the needs of the court.

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Jun
5
2017
A Year of Lawyers in Schools: Here’s What We Did

A Year of Lawyers in Schools: Here’s What We Did

Author: Katie King   |   Category: Blog   |   No Comments

When AVLF launched the Standing with Our Neighbors program in September 2016, there were a lot of things we didn’t know, but one thing we did: families needed help. With enrollment turnover surging to 40% during the 2015-2016 school year, we knew families needed help to keep their kids in school. Here’s what we’ve accomplished so far, by the numbers.

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