Leveraging the right tools, something broken can be reassembled into something beautiful. At The Joseph Project, we believe that the law is a powerful tool that can be leveraged to help reassemble the broken pieces of a life shattered by exploitation.
Watch Relieved, the story behind The Joseph Project’s founding
In the ancient book of Genesis, a boy named Joseph had dreams of leadership. Those dreams were shattered, however, when his brothers stole his colored coat and trafficked him into Egyptian slavery. Consigned to domestic servitude and later imprisoned on false charges, Joseph’s circumstances seemed hopeless. Yet, with God’s help, the broken pieces of his life were reassembled.
Like Joseph, many have endured various forms of commercial exploitation through the years. D’Lynn was one of them.
As time passed, it became clear to Nate that D’Lynn needed legal counsel. The medical debt D’Lynn accumulated as a result of her hospitalization totaled over $4,000. The hospital had referred these bills to a collection agency, which began coordinating with a law firm to sue D’Lynn for payment. Her criminal record also remained marred by numerous convictions.