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MCEDSV is proud to announce that it has been selected, along with just five other agencies nationwide, to host Michigan’s first-ever legal clinic dedicated to enforcing crime victims’ rights.  This clinic is provided through the National Crime Victim Law Institute and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, as announced in this press release. MCEDSV’s selection fulfills the vision of Executive Director, Sarah Prout Rennie, of an avenue for survivors to receive holistic support as they navigate the legal system during a crisis. MCEDSV is partnering with YWCA Kalamazoo to provide statewide representation. Please reach out to Elinor Jordan, Senior Program Manager, and the Survivor Law Clinic for more information.

The Survivor Law Clinic provides an attorney and trauma advocate team to crime victims to enforce crime victim rights in the criminal proceeding and help with civil issues connected to their victimization.

Is the potential client seeking legal advice because they were a victim in a criminal incident?