Taylor Amstutz (JD '19) Selected for Equal Justice Works Elder Justice Program Fellowship
Pepperdine Caruso Law alumna Taylor Amstutz (JD '19) has been selected for the Elder Justice Program, a two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship program aimed at improving the national response to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The Equal Justice Works Elder Justice Program is comprised of 22 Fellows who are hosted at legal services organizations across the country, where they will help to address the gap in civil legal services for victims of elder abuse and exploitation, with a special emphasis on serving rural communities. Fellows work on wide-ranging civil legal issues such as financial exploitation, housing, protection orders, guardianship, and public benefits. Hosted by Bet Tzedek Legal Services, Taylor will work to empower senior citizens through community building, direct representation, and educational events. Due to lack of service availability and access, Antelope Valley, a rural area of Los Angeles County, will be the focal point of the fellowship.
From Equal Justice Works:
"Equal Justice Works is proud to facilitate opportunities for passionate public service leaders to provide critical legal services to those who need it most," said Allie Yang-Green, senior program manager at Equal Justice Works. "We look forward to seeing the impact that Taylor will have on addressing elder abuse in the Antelope Valley over the next two years."
Additional information on Taylor's fellowship may be found here