Goal: Develop community models and technology tools to improve access to justice for veterans and those who aim to support them.
Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Veterans will bring together Nonprofit Advocates, Legal Aid Organizations, Private Lawyers, Technologists, Students, Educators, Counselors, Activists, Businesses, Entrepreneurs, Public Housing Officials, State and City Representatives, Judges, and more, to come up with innovative and transparent solutions, supporting technologies, and plans for implementation with initiative collaborators and partners.
Who you we helping:
– Veterans who need legal support and other resource help for problems such as lack of benefits, housing & homelessness, psychological problems, domestic violence, employment, criminal justice and more.
– Legal Aid offices that aim to provide free legal help to veterans, but are overburdened by expensive and time consuming processes.
– Advocates who aim to find new ways to support veterans.
– Hilton Chicago – Salon B, 720 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60605
– Virtual option as well
March 11-17 – Virtual participation
March 15 – Hackers can attend the TECHSHOW reception (more details to come)
March 16-17: On-location participation, judging, and closing awards
March 18: Recap during Saturday TECHSHOW plenary
To learn more visit techforjustice.org/veterans-hackathon.