LAA's Jessica Buffalo and Emergency Protection Order Program (EPOP) celebrated for leadership, innovation and dedication
On Friday, June 17, Legal Aid Alberta received two Alberta Community Justice Awards during a ceremony held in Lacombe, Alberta.
The Emergency Protection Order Program (EPOP) received the Community Justice Award in Service Enhancement and Lawyer Jessica Buffalo received the Community Justice Award in Leadership.
The Alberta Community Justice Awards recognizes individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to preventing crime in our communities. The recipients have shown exceptional leadership, innovation and dedication to working and volunteering in community justice.
Legal Aid Alberta’s Edmonton and Calgary Emergency Protection Order Programs have been assisting victims of domestic violence since 2004 and 2007, respectively. Applying for EPOs can be confusing, overwhelming and often emotionally charged. We are proud to be able to help individuals experiencing family violence navigate the process, making it easier for them during a traumatic time in their lives.
Duty Counsel Lawyer Jessica Buffalo has been working with the Calgary Indigenous Court since 2019 and has been an avid supporter of social and community justice since being called to the bar in 2017. She was instrumental in helping set up the Edmonton Indigenous Court as part of the planning committee, and currently works as a lawyer providing access to justice for self-represented individuals, as well as connections to resources through the Calgary Indigenous Court.
Legal Aid Alberta is proud to have the members of the Emergency Protection Order Program (EPOP) and Jessica Buffalo as a part of our team!
Please join us in congratulating both recipients of these well-deserved awards.