IL Armed Forces Legal Aid Network Update
As reported in the June IEJF e-newsletter, the first round of grants was awarded to create the IL Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN) in May. Grantees have been hard at work developing the hotline technology, setting intake protocols, conducting outreach, and training staff and volunteers to serve the civil legal aid needs of veterans and active duty service members. On August 1, the IEJF hosted a military cultural competency training for grantees featuring Elisabeth H. Pennix, General Counsel of the IL Department of Veterans’ Affairs (third from right). IL-AFLAN began a limited roll-out of its services in August with a full region by region implementation by Veteran’s Day. More details to come!