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The mission of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is to help veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income.

CVLC Releases Report on Gender Discrimination in Nominations to Military Service Academies

Working on behalf of CVLC, the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School examined the nominations of applicants to the U.S. military service academies, finding members of Congress nominate women to the military service academies at dramatically different rates. Favoring men at a rate of three-to-one, Congress members had a pronounced effect on the make up military leadership throughout the United States. (Updated July 26, 2019)

CT BAR ASSOCIATION SPOTLIGHTS CVLC PRO BONO ATTORNEY

Attorney Howard Fetner, Day Pitney LLP, featured in CT Bar Association Spotlight for a discharge upgrade victory. Thank you Attorney Fetner for all your great work and thank you to all our volunteer attorneys who support CVLC.

CVLC Leads National Discharge Upgrade Project

CVLC is proud to announces a new partnership with Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School to significantly expand the field of veteran law. Together we are  creating a comprehensive Discharge Upgrade Practice Manual for veteran advocates and an online, searchable Department of Defense decision interface. This national initiative is funded by the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Join us for The Ride For Our Vets 2020 on June 13th, 2020!

Registration opens on February 10th, 2020. Sign up and help make a difference in a veteran's life today.

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CVLC is always looking for passionate volunteers to take cases, help with fundraising, and more! See how your volunteer work can make a difference in the lives of Connecticut's Veterans.

THANK YOU, CVLC SUPPORTERS!

CT Veterans Legal Center is an independent nonprofit.  Our work is made possible through the generosity of many corporations, foundations and individuals. For every dollar donated to CVLC, $15 in income, reduced debt, or health benefits is generated for a veteran. 

Mark your calendars for Saluting Service 2020!

We hope you'll join us in celebrating veteran victories by joining us on November 12th, 2020.

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The mission of Connecticut Veterans Legal Center is to help veterans recovering from homelessness and mental illness overcome legal barriers to housing, healthcare and income. Listen to Suzanne and Leonard tell their stories.

 

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“It’s like having the USS Enterprise with a couple of battleships watching my back.

I know that CVLC has got me. I’m very grateful for that.”

Ralph Clyburn

Veteran, CVLC Client

 

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CVLC Releases Report on Gender Discrimination in Nominations to Military Service Academies

By CVLC | July 23, 2019

Members of Congress nominate women to the military service academies at dramatically different rates, according to a new report that the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School drafted on behalf of CVLC. Using nearly twenty-five years of nominations data obtained from the admissions offices at the U.S. Military Academy (USMA West Point), the…

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Federal Court Orders DOD to Turn Over Key Documents Regarding Military Sexual Assault

By CVLC | July 17, 2019

Last Friday, as a result of a law suit brought by Protect our Defenders and the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, a U.S. District Court in Connecticut ordered the government to disclose key documents relating to bias within the military justice system. The litigation revolved around the release of records relating to gender and racial disparities…

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HELP THE CONNECTICUT VETERANS LEGAL CENTER WIN the $10,000 RED SOX FOUNDATION IMPACT AWARD

By CVLC | June 10, 2019

Red Sox Foundation named The Connecticut Veterans Legal Center as one of the five finalists in Connecticut eligible to win the $10,000 IMPACT Award grant this year! The IMPACT Awards provide Red Sox fans in the surrounding New England states with the opportunity to support their favorite nonprofits by casting a vote! Organizations with the…

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CVLC joins Senator Chris Murphy in calling on the VA to properly implement the Honor Our Commitment Act

By CVLC | June 3, 2019

The Honor Our Commitment Act ensures that veterans with other-than-honorable discharges who served in combat or survived military sexual trauma get the mental health care they need. We were proud to stand with Senator Chris Murphy and other veteran advocates to call on the VA to fully implement the law.  

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After Denials, CVLC Client Exposed To Toxic Burn Pit Smoke Gets His Disability Benefits

By CVLC | June 3, 2019

Nothing could make us happier than to see the VA reconsider Peter Antioho’s case. Peter was repeatedly exposed to toxic chemicals in burn pits while serving in Afghanistan and has since developed cancer. Initially, the VA denied him disability claims, arguing that his service and his sickness were unrelated. Through the determination of Peter and…

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Support us by voting at Blue State Coffee at 320 Congress Avenue!

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Blue State Coffee donates 2% of their sales to local non-profit organizations. Each time a customer makes a purchase, he or she is given a token with which to vote for one of the 4 non-profits they are supporting at the cafe - one of which is now Connecticut Veterans Legal Center. The donation is allocated based on customer votes so the more votes for CVLC, the larger the donation!

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For every $1 you give, CVLC returns $15 to veterans in increased income and reduced debt.

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