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April 16th, 2010
07:30 AM ET

From sex abuse victim to legal advocate

By Allie Brown, CNN

Vershire, Vermont (CNN) – Armed with a law degree, an SUV that serves as a mobile office and her own harrowing personal history, 58-year-old trucker-turned-lawyer Wynona Ward navigates the back roads of rural Vermont.

Her mission: to aid victims of domestic violence.

Ward is the founder of Have Justice Will Travel, a group that works to end the generational cycle of abuse by giving free legal representation and support services to isolated - and often desperate - low-income people and their children.

"For domestic violence victims in rural areas, it can be very devastating," Ward said. "They're out there on these back roads, with no access to in-town services. Many do not have telephones; some do not have a driver's license or automobile. So we go to them." FULL STORY

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  1. Daniel

    Sad it happened to her but she seemms to forget the fact that just as many women abuse men and even more women than men abuse children.

    April 20, 2010 at 4:09 pm |