Select News Highlights 2015-2019

The Georgia Network incorporated the story of a Network client to successfully advocate for the passage of Georgia Bill HB228, which prohibits marriage under the age of 17.  The Network navigator helped the client navigate social services such as Medicaid and child care while the Network attorney successfully obtained a divorce for the client.  (April 2019)

The Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center was recently featured in a two episode podcast for the Center for Victim Research to discuss the value of incorporating research and data gathering into victim legal services and how that research helps shape and inform the work being done in victim legal services. Listen to Tell Us About It, Episode 1; Listen to Tell Us About It, Episode 2(January 2019)

The New York Network has launched its new website. Read the media response here. (October 2018) 

The Chicago Network’s online portal won an award for the Top 5 Legal Innovations in Chicago by the Chicago Bar Association. (October 2017)

The Minnesota Network begins serving victims. Read more here. (July 2017)

LINC, the Denver Network, has transitioned from pilot phase to implementation. (May 2016)

The Texas Network’s toll free line is active: 1-844-88-LS4CV (1-844-885-7428). (May 2016)

Marking Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Executive Director of the Montana Board of Crime Control authored a guest opinion article in the Billings Gazette that describes the work to establish a Victim Legal Assistance Network. (April 2016)

The Empire Justice Center blog features Project Leader Remla Parthasarathy talking about the work to build a Network in New York State.  (April 2016)

The Denver Network, LINC, added a new partner to ensure it can reach more survivors. (February 2016)

The Chicago Bar Foundation selected the Chicago Network, VLAN, as a 2015 program to highlight.(February 2016)

Members of the Texas Network presented at a Federal Trade Commission regional event focusing on fraud and services available to assist victims. Click here to read the article. (January 2016)

The Montana Network held a focus group on the Fort Peck Reservation. (January 2016)

The Los Angeles Network presented at a training for faith leaders about domestic violence in the Korean community. Read the news coverage here. (January 2016)

The Texas Network joined a panel hosted by the Federal Trade Commission entitled, “Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our Communities.” The event brought together law enforcement officials, community advocates and consumers to talk about the types of fraud that are on the rise and what people can do to protect themselves and their neighbors. (December 9, 2015)

The Chicago Network embarked on its soft launch, coordinating services in the six sites within Metropolitan Family Services. (November 2015)

The New York Network, a 2014 site, held its first in-person Advisory Committee meeting. In addition, the media took notice of the work. (November 2015)