Justice Ventures International brings freedom, justice and restoration to the poor and oppressed by strengthening local justice organizations in India and China. One means of strengthening these organizations is through the provision of pro bono legal counsel and other assistance.
Over the last few months we have received valuable pro bono assistance from lawyers on a range of key projects. For example, a team of four volunteer lawyers, including Kendra Orr and Joshua Toll (from King & Spalding), Ed Sohn (from Pangea 3), and Jeanny Lee, helped to draft State Action Plans for combating bonded labor slavery in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. The State Action Plans will help to shape the direction of government activities to combat bonded labor in these strategic areas in the fight against global slavery. Jeanny Lee also provided assistance on a range of other pro bono projects including analyzing several key business legal issues and drafting documents for one of JVI’s freedom business clients in India. Volunteers Mark Crandley and Kelly Hartzler (from Barnes & Thornburg) are providing general corporate counsel assistance to the Starfish Project, a unique business providing holistic freedom to sexually exploited women in Asia. Volunteer Ed Sohn (from Pangea 3) recently participated as a speaker at a Judicial Colloquium focused on anti-human trafficking in Bihar that was organized by the Bihar Judicial Academy in collaboration with JVI. Bihar is a key Indian state in the fight against human trafficking and the Colloquium engaged over 50 judges.
JVI has many other volunteer projects for professionals as our work continues to grow in India and China. If you are interested in volunteering click here to review current projects or contact us at email@example.com
C.R.I. is partnering with an organization called Water With Blessings. WWB is located in Louisville, KY and has the potential to provide matching donations for filters. For our initial order, WWB was able to donate 20 filters. We now have these filters in Guatemala as our spring break teams used their suitcases to transport the filters to us.
C.R.I. has started with our network of local pastors to train our initial water trainers in four different communities. Sister Larraine with WWB met with our group via Skype for an initial training session. This opportunity connected us with a similar water project in our neighbor country of Honduras. Together we shared about the need for these filters and the potential impact in our communities.
To learn more about these filters, please go to www.waterwithblessings.org
Filters can be purchased through WWB and designated for CRI - Guatemala by mentioning us in the memo.
Thank you for your continued prayers for God's work in Guatemala. We appreciate your support.
In His service,
Fontaine & Paula Greene
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