Disaster Legal Services and Advocacy Before, During and After Disasters

Jul 9

Disaster Legal Services and Advocacy Before, During and After Disasters

Join FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Liaisons and the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at 2:00 PM ET on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, for a webinar on the importance of helping survivors navigate complex legal challenges arising from disasters, as well as how advocacy efforts also play a vital role in representing disaster-affected communities - safeguarding their rights and supporting community recovery.

The discussion will address topics to include:

  • Types of legal and advocacy assistance provided to disaster survivors by non-governmental organizations.
  • Making disaster assistance programs easily accessible for disaster survivors.
  • How federal, state, tribal and nongovernmental organizations collaborate to provide comprehensive legal assistance to disaster survivors.

Executive Speakers:

Headshots of Speakers for VOISE call July 2024

Frank Matranga, Director of Individual Assistance, FEMA Recovery Directorate

Marcus Coleman, Director, DHS Center of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Abre’ Conner, Esq., Director of the Center for Environmental and Climate Justice, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Kristine Hansen, Disaster Grants Program Counsel, Legal Services Corporation

Alexander Roberts, Senior Program Manager, Equal Justice Works

Amanda Brown, Director of Implementation, American Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, Disaster Legal Services

Claire Balsley, Director, Disaster Assistance Programs, SBP

Disaster Legal Services and Advocacy

Wednesday July 10, 2024
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Virtually on ZOOM

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