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Powell Fellow Woolard Pursues Dream of Helping Children

For most people there’s not an obvious connection between creative writing and child advocacy. But third-year law student Amy Woolard, 2007 recipient of the Law School’s Powell Fellowship in Legal Services, made the connection when the desire to help troubled children turned from talk to action. Woolard’s fellowship will allow her to work for the Legal Aid Justice Center’s JustChildren program in Richmond and Petersburg, advocating on behalf of youths in the educational, foster care, and juvenile justice systems.