Child sex trafficking is becoming an epidemic in our country. Often thought of as an overseas problem, it is happening here in our own backyard. According to UNICEF, a child is forced to sell her body every two minutes.
StreetLightUSA® is the largest residential center in the United States specializing in the stabilization and care for girls age 11-17 who are rescued from child sex trafficking and sexual trauma.
The State Bar of Arizona created the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education as a separate 501(c) 3 organization in 1978, charging it with the mission of promoting access to justice for all Arizonans. The Foundation strives to fulfill this mission by preparing Arizona youth for civic responsibility and providing access to justice for Arizonan's most in need. Through the provision of technical and financial assistance to probation & resource officers, teachers & administrators, private attorneys & judges, and legal service attorneys & advocates, the Foundation works to level the playing field, so that all in Arizona have knowledge and access to the justice systems.
The Arizona StandDown is an alliance of community-based organizations that come together to provide annual, one to three day events that bring together the State's homeless and at-risk military veterans, connecting them with services ranging from: VA HealthCare, Mental Health Services, Clothing, Meals, Emergency Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, ID/ Drivers License's, Court Services and Legal Aide, Showers and Haircuts and myriad other services and resources. Arizona StandDowns are held at various locations throughout the State with the largest, serving approximately 1,500 veterans, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Maricopa County.
While its primary goal is helping homeless veterans access the resources needed, including housing, to regain their highest level of independence; its secondary goal is to bring our community and service providers together in a collaborative format that can build relationships throughout the year that positively benefit homeless veterans. Ultimately, it is our hope that such events can bring forth the awareness, political/community will and consistent data necessary to assert the on-going resources it will take to end veteran homelessness once and for all.
The Wills for Heroes program provides free estate planning legal services to first responder personnel in Arizona. The Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, in partnership with the State Bar of Arizona, oversees the program and is an affiliate of the Wills for Heroes Foundation, a charitable 501(c)(3) entity.
What Services Are Provided?
Volunteer attorneys will prepare, at no cost, a will, living will, and powers of attorney. For large estates (over $750,000) or complicated probate matters, we will refer you to a panel of attorneys who have agreed to help you at a reduced fee.
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