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Wynona Ward '98 Profiled in Documentary Film

March 28, 2012

BYUtv aired a short documentary recently about Vermont Law School alumnus Wynona Ward '98 and the nonprofit legal group she founded, Have Justice--Will Travel, which advocates for battered, low-income women and children in Vermont.Image of Wynona Ward

Ward, 60, who grew up in poverty in rural Vermont where family violence was common, was working as a long-haul trucker when she decided to take her life in a different direction in 1996. She enrolled at VLS, was awarded a Schweitzer Fellowship and went on to found Have Justice--Will Travel after graduating in 1998.

Since then, the organization has provided free legal and social support to more than 10,000 women and children. Ward and her small staff visit victims of domestic violence in their homes, bridging the cultural, geographic and financial gaps that can separate victims and attorneys.

Watch the documentary, which includes VLS's South Royalton Legal Clinic and Staff Attorney and Assistant Professor Alex Banks.

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