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Greenberg Glusker Takes on a Bank so Transitioning Youth Can Start Her Life

April 16, 2013Article
Alliance for Children Rights

When she was four years-old, Victoria M. was struck by a bus while crossing the street. She sustained extensive injuries, and was awarded more than $100,000 from the bus company. Due to her age at the time, the money was put in a trust that she could only access after she turned 18. That was before Victoria ended up in foster care because of her mother’s neglect. When her 18th birthday rolled around, Victoria tried to access her funds.

The bank insisted that her mother’s signature was required. Victoria’s mother had long been out of her life and obtaining her signature was impossible. That’s when Victoria turned to the Alliance’s NextSTEP Program.

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