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February 13, 2020

Student Success Summit - July 30-31, 2020


The Student Success Summit, co-sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the West Virginia Department of Education with support from the West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education, is a statewide conference focusing on creating seamless, supportive, and lifelong learning systems for West Virginia’s students.

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January 29, 2020

New HUD Initiative To End Homelessness For Youth Aging Out Of Foster Care


Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI) is a new U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program to offer housing vouchers for youth aging out of the foster care system who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.

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January 27, 2020

AmeriCorps Volunteer, Reiley Clark


Legal Aid of West Virginia has several ways we help vulnerable people seek access to justice- by providing direct advocacy and developing resources to help people go to court on their own. To help us with our mission, Legal Aid recruits the service of AmeriCorps volunteers.

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January 02, 2020

Family Law Clinics

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Legal Aid of West Virginia is pleased to announce that all Legal Aid of West Virginia offices will be holding family law clinics in all 12 regional offices in 2020.

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December 16, 2019

Video Cameras in Special Education Classrooms


Many of you probably heard the horrifying story out of Berkeley County from earlier this year in which a non-verbal special needs student was abused by her teachers, and it was discovered only because the mother suspected something not quite right was happening at school so she placed a recording device in her daughter’s hair.

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December 05, 2019

Teenagers in Foster Care


As has been reported repeatedly, West Virginia’s children are in a state of crisis. With over 7,000 children in state custody, the foster and kinship care system is being overwhelmed with the need for citizens to step up and fill in the gaps being left by the opioid epidemic.

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November 21, 2019

Educational Stability and Protections for Homeless Children Under the McKinney-Vento Act


With the rising number of children being raised by non-parent caregivers due to the increase in drug addiction and incarceration of biological parents, educational legal protections are more important now than ever for students. Unfortunately, these children experience educational instability and as a result need additional supports and services in place. These protections are outlined in the McKinney-Vento Act.

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November 14, 2019

The Family Drug Court Treatment Act


The Family Drug Court Treatment Act was passed by the West Virginia Legislature in March of 2019. This Act gives the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals the authority to implement Family Treatment Court pilot programs in four circuits.

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November 07, 2019

LAWV's Lawyer in the School Program


Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) is excited that our “Lawyer in the School” program is of great interest to other groups across the country, with many seeking to replicate the model.

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October 24, 2019

Transgender Discrimination at Planet Fitness in Morgantown


Robb Livingood, a former LAWV summer intern, who is now practicing law in Monongalia County, made news headlines this week due to his described encounter with transgender discrimination at Planet Fitness in Morgantown last week.

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