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Tech For Justice Hackathon+Veterans
March 11 - March 17
Tech For Justice Hackathon+ Veterans
March 16-17, 2017: On-location participation
March 11-17, 2017 – Virtual participation
Hilton Chicago – Salon B, 720 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60605
“It’s one thing to have to go fight for your country; it’s another to have to come home and fight your country.”
Many veterans need legal support and other resource-help for problems such as lack of benefits, housing & homelessness, psychological challenges, domestic violence, employment, criminal justice and more. Our goal is to develop community models and technology tools to improve access to justice for veterans and those who aim to support them.
Tech For Justice and ABA TECHSHOW are teaming up with other like-minded organizations to gather Tech For Justice Hackathon+Veterans participants who will identify and create technology solutions to roadblocks in access to justice that apply to one of thirteen veterans issues:
- Undesirable discharge characterizations
- Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
- Veterans Treatment Courts
- Veterans access to their VA Claims Folder (C-File) to determine VA Benefits
- Geographically-separated disputes
- Veterans deemed unemployable and Social Security disability benefits
- Will preparation
- Post-separation transition
- Appealing clinical decisions
- Mobile technology for homeless veterans
- Targeted financial/legal help for veterans facing imminent homelessness
- Annual Point-in-Time homeless count
- Veteran employment
Explore the problem set in detail and find quotes at github.com/TechForJustice/project-ideas/wiki/Tech-For-Justice-Hackathon–Veterans-Problem-Set. Solutions will target not only veterans, but also those who provide them support, such as legal aid organizations that offer free legal help to veterans, but are overburdened by expensive and time consuming processes. Solutions will also target other advocates who aim to find new ways to support veterans. Organizers are asking local media to help get the word out to participants, which may include veterans, veterans advocates, technologists, Legal Aid professionals, community collaboration designers, funding experts, local and national business, government, investors, entrepreneurs, students, activists, and concerned citizens.
Links for Further Information:
Tech for Justice Hackathon+ ABA Techshow Sponsors, Supporters, and Partners:
Internetbar.org Institute, Inc.