Time flies when you're blogging! We are proud to announce the two-year anniversary of NYCEAC's Elder Justice Dispatch Blog. Keeping in the tradition we began last year, in order to celebrate, we have summarized ten blogs from the past year and provide links to you for further reading. We are excited to share ten great blogs from the July 2013 - June 2014 stellar blog collection that collectively discuss myriad elder justice issues - from elder abuse in popular culture to podcast interviews with leaders in the field. More →
Attorney-in-Charge, Legal Services
JASA/Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens (LEAP)
Donna Dougherty is the Attorney-in-Charge of JASA’s Legal Services for the Elderly in Queens. She has been an attorney with the program since 1986 and its director since 1994. Legal Services for the Elderly provides direct legal services to Queens residents 60 and older in such areas as evictions, foreclosures involving predatory lending and deed fraud, public benefits, healthcare and family violence.
Along with JASA CEO, Aileen Gitelson, Donna developed Project LEAP, a joint legal and social work program which uses interdisciplinary teams to combat elder abuse. Ms. Dougherty is also an adjunct professor with New York Law School. Prior to entering law school, Ms. Dougherty was a community organizer.
JASA/Legal Services for the Elderly
97-77 Queens Boulevard Suite 600
Rego Park, NY 11374
Phone: 718-286-1500, ext 1515