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Thursday, November 7 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Advancing Your Work with Federal Funding: Serving Crime Victims, Facilitating Reentry, and Serving Veterans

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While civil legal aid is central to securing stability and opportunity, too often legal services are considered as separate and apart from the same services it helps secure: health care, housing, employment, safety from violence, and other human services. This panel focuses on how civil legal aid can be and has been integrated into federal and state efforts around facilitating reentry, serving veterans, and assisting victims of crime. This session will focus on federal funding opportunities – both direct discretionary federal funds and federal pass-through funds administered at the state level – that can support this work. Panelists will share information, ideas, and experiences about accessing and implementing non-Legal Services Corporation federal funding in these three areas. Those in the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding these funds, partnerships, and service delivery.


Ann L. Routt

Executive Director, Michigan Advocacy Program
Ann is Executive Director of the Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP) where she began her legal career as a staff attorney in 1985. Prior to being named Executive Director, Ann served as Deputy Director, coordinating advocacy between offices and other divisions of the program, providing... Read More →
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Casey Chiappetta

Senior Program Associate, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
A member of NLADA’s Legal Services team, Casey works on NLADA’s Project to Advance Civil Legal Aid Collaborations, helping to increase non-LSC federal funding that supports civil legal aid’s ability to build and sustain cross-sector collaborations to serve low-income and vulnerable... Read More →

Michael Figgins

Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
Michael Figgins has spent 35 years of his legal career providing civil legal services to low-income persons. He is currently executive director of Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. (LASO), a statewide civil legal services program with 140 attorneys in 20 offices throughout Oklahoma... Read More →

Karen Lash

Practitioner-in-Residence and Director, The Justice in Government Project, American University Justice Programs Office
Karen A. Lash is currently practitioner-in-residence and director of The Justice in Government Project at the The American University Justice Programs Office, where she works with states to incorporate civil legal aid alongside other supportive services in government programs where... Read More →

Thursday November 7, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Mackinac Ballroom East 5th Floor

Attendees (30)