Research Spotlight - Dr. Joan Mars

Presenter: Dr. Joan Mars, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Title of Presentation: International Civic Engagement: Partnering with UNICEF-Guyana to Protect the Rights of Women and Children

Brief Summary: In 2007, with the help of UNICEF-Guyana the Linden Legal Aid Center was established in the bauxite mining town of Linden, Guyana - South America primarily to provide access to justice for vulnerable women and children victimized by domestic and sexual violence. Two years later, UM-Flint students developed a website for the Center and launched the online educational journal Legalines.

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