Louisiana group gets $900K grant for sexual assault survivors to get free legal representation

GoFundMe created after teen girl reportedly killed by boyfriend in Gonzales

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Sexual Trauma Awareness and Responses (STAR) was given a $900,000 continuation grant to give free legal representation to sexual assault survivors. The grant was given by the Office of Violence Against Women in the Department of Justice.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this contribution grant from the Office on Violence Against Women,” said Morgan Lamandre, CEO at STAR. “This funding not only recognizes the impact of our legal program but also allows us to continue offering vital support to survivors of sexual assault. We are excited to hire a new Legal Director who will help us further enhance our services and advocate for the rights of survivors. This grant will enable us to continue our mission of supporting survivors and seeking justice on their behalf.”

According to a release from STAR, the grant will be able to further strengthen its award-winning legal program and continue to offer legal services to survivors. STAR will also continue its range of services including individual advocacy, counseling, community education, and social change programs.


About Mary Weyand 34575 Articles
Mary founded Scoop Tour with an aim to bring relevant and unaltered news to the general public with a specific view point for each story catered by the team. She is a proficient journalist who holds a reputable portfolio with proficiency in content analysis and research. With ample knowledge about the Automobile industry, she also contributes her knowledge for the Automobile section of the website.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.