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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 Johanna Kononen, Senior Program Manager, and the Survivor Law Clinic for more information.

The Survivor Law Clinic provides an attorney and trauma advocate team to survivors of sexual assault perpetrated by someone outside a romantic relationship to help with civil issues connected to their victimization.

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This resource was made possible by a subgrant from the National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) pursuant to award number 2018-V3-GX-K018, awarded to NCVLI by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice or NCVLI.