On Tuesday, September 29th, Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc. (LSVI) debuted their mobile command center branded as the Mobile Justice Units (MJU) at Emancipation Park in Frederiksted. The introduction of these vehicles to the territory will support LSVI’s mission to access justice, protect rights, and educate people in poverty to empower them to move toward self-sufficiency and were made possible thru the support of a grant awarded by Legal Services Corporation.
LSVI Staff and Board Members at the Mobile Justice Unit Launch at Emancipation Park.
LSVI staff displays the wheelchair lift on the ADA-compliant Mobile Justice Unit.
“When people see the Mobile Justice Units, they will know
that critical help for the often neglected and disenfranchised citizens is closer than ever before. The LSVI Mobile Justice Units are coming to a neighborhood near you,” said Attorney Shelby
King Gaddy, Executive Director of Legal Services of the Virgin Islands, Inc.
In attendance were LSVI staff and board members, in addition to government officials, V.I. Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor, Deputy Police Commissioner Celvin Walwyn, Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Administrator of the Courts Regina deChabert Petersen and Kandyia Rivera, a representative from the office of Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.
Local Government officials were in attendance, from L. to R., Deputy Police Commissioner Celvin Walwyn, Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery Adrienne Williams-Octalien, Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor, LSVI Executive Director Shelby King Gaddy, Administrator of the Courts Regina deChabert Petersen, and Kandyia Rivera, serving as the Delegate to Congress’ representative.
LSVI will be holding the St.Thomas launch event on Wednesday, October 7th at the Fort Christian Parking lot (adjacent to Fort Christian) at 10:00 AM.