Jonathan Pilat Selected for the Crime Victims Justice Corps
Second-year law student Jonathan Pilat has been selected to join the Equal Justice Works Crime Victims Justice Corps (CVJC) Student Program. Supported by an award from the US Department of Justice, CVJC mobilizes postgraduate fellows and law students across the country to deliver civil legal assistance and enforce the rights of crime victims.
Pilat joins 29 other public interest law students working alongside postgraduate fellows during summer 2019 at legal services organizations nationwide. Pilat is working at Legal Assistance of Western New York, and, as a member of the corps, he will receive a stipend for his public interest service.
Student corps members help CVJC provide legal services to address issues—including family law, education, and employment—arising from crime victimization, as well as provide outreach and training to community partners.