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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Purple ribbons are a reminder of the victims and the services that are available to help

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and there are services that can help. Please call Legal Aid at 888-534-5243 or find information about Relationship Abuse & Domestic Violence on our free legal information web site OKLaw.org

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and purple ribbons are a reminder of not only the victims, but also the services that are available to help. 

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we remember victims and those who continue to lead the campaign for all DV victims.  Beginning October 1st, pin a purple ribbon on your collar, create an arm band for your wrist or tie a purple ribbon around your tree. 

Help bring awareness to this issue by wearing a purple ribbon throughout October and telling people why you are wearing it.

If you need help, please call Legal Aid at 918-428-HELP (4357) or 888-534-5243  or call the National DV Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233). 

Find information about Relationship Abuse & Domestic Violence on our free legal information web site OKLaw.org.

Our hope is that you have never experienced domestic violence or relationship abuse.

This short video from Makers of Memories sets out a few facts you may not know about domestic violence.

During October, Legal Aid will host a daily online quiz on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/legalaidok .  We will ask a question each business day to promote education about domestic violence.

Watch daily for the question mark button! 
We'll give you the correct answer the next day.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

April Merrill has joined Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

Tulsa Lawyer, April Merrill has joined Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.  

 Ms. Merrill has a statewide position as the Medical-Legal Partnership Lead Attorney and Resource Development Coordinator.   Her office will be located in Tulsa, where she will provide direct representation to clients at the Medical-Legal Partnership at OU-Tulsa.
Image:  April Merrill and Adrienne Watt
April Merrill and Adrienne Watt, Director of Advocacy

In addition, April will engage in resource development to expand the Medical-Legal Partnership to other Tulsa locations and into other parts of Oklahoma.  April will supervise the new Medical-Legal Partnerships as they are established.  
Ms. Merrill graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Psychology in 2005.  After completing her education at the University of Tulsa College of Law, April became a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association in 2010.  Ms. Merrill has just successfully completed a two-year Senior Fellowship in Child Advocacy at the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation.  Prior to this Fellowship, April was a teacher and has significant experience in special education law.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Could you?

Did you know that 42.8 % of children in Oklahoma live in working families earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, less than $36,620/yr for a family of three?

For those who have not experienced poverty, please watch this
brief video that takes you through budgeting for a family of four living at the federal poverty level.

Better yet, take the challenge. Can you manage your resources living at the poverty level? http://www.playspent.org/

If you are low income and have a civil legal problem, call Legal Aid to see if we can help you.
Toll free 1-888-534-5243