68 S. C. L. Rev. 209 (2016-2017)
Federal Government as Your Partner: What Advocates Should Know about Federal Resources for Veterans' Legal Aid

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FEDERAL   GOVERNMENT AS YOUR PARTNER:


  WHAT   ADVOCATES   SHOULD   KNow   ABOUT  FEDERAL   RESOURCES FOR
                        VETERANS'   LEGAL   AID

                    Allie Yang-Green  & Karen Lash

I.  INTRODUCTION..................................................209
    A.  Veterans and Their Civil Legal Needs  ............ ........... 210
    B.  White House  Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable ................ 211

II. FEDERAL  EFFORTS  TO MEET  VETERANS'  AND  THEIR FAMILIES' CIVIL
    LEGAL  NEEDS                       ...................................................213
    A.  Housing.         .........................................   214
    B.  Employment  assistance      .........................  ..... 217
    C.  Healthcare         ................................     ....... 218
    D.  Consumer  protection.     .........................     ....... 220
    E.  Benefits assistance         ......................................... 222

III. CONCLUSION        ...................................... .. ...........222


I.  INTRODUCTION

    Many  federal programs and legal aid organizations have a shared goal:
to meet the core needs of the nation's veterans and their families, such as
housing,  jobs,  healthcare,  and   consumer   protection.  The   federal
government's  commitment   to  support veterans is evident in  its policy
initiatives, informational resources,  and   funding   opportunities for
community  programs  that serve veterans. In recent years, a growing number
of programs   serving veterans incorporate civil legal aid based on  the
recognition that many   of the challenges that veterans  face have  legal
solutions.





     Allie Yang-Green is Senior Counsel at Office for Access to Justice, U.S. Department of
Justice, and Karen Lash is former Deputy Director at Office for Access to Justice, U.S.
Department of Justice and former Executive Director of the White House Legal Aid
Interagency Roundtable. We extend profound thanks to DOJ colleagues Lisa Foster, Maha
Jweied, Silas Darden and Javier Guzman, and our White House Legal Aid Interagency
Roundtable federal agency representatives Lara Eilhardt, Monica Vaca, Ariel Levinson-
Waldman, Mary Griffin and Lauren Antelo, for their inspirational work supporting veterans
and review of this Article.


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