Lindy Aldrich, Esq., has been with the Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) since 2007, beginning as a staff attorney and becoming Deputy Director in 2010. Along with managing the daily activities of the VRLC, she also manages the Boston office’s four staff attorneys who represent hundreds of victims of sexual assault across the Commonwealth in a wide range of legal areas, including education, privacy, safety, education, immigration, and federal and state government benefits. With almost 50% of the VRLC’s clients under the age of 24, Lindy frequently works to ensure that sexual assault victims stay their educational course, helping to curtail and ameliorate the often devastating impact of the assault on the victim’s safety, housing (dormitory or off-campus housing), employment (after school, on or off campus job), scholarships, and extracurricular activities.
As staff on the VRLC’s national Office of Violence Against Women’s (OVW) Training and Technical Assistance grant, Lindy trains around the country on a number of topics, including Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault Policies and Response. Lindy keeps VRLC at the forefront of this national discussion through consultations and trainings with state and national agencies, universities, and other legal service providers. She has been a Resource Team member and trainer for the OVW Campus Program Training and Technical Assistance Institute since 2010, as well as a presenter for the Project STOP NOW! conference for campus administrators from historically black colleges and universities. Lindy collaborates with the Clery Center for Security on Campus on webinars and conferences as a Title IX expert. In February 2014, Lindy was invited, by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, to lend her expertise on Title IX and victim confidentiality and she continues to consult with the Task Force on these issues. Lindy is also an Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Training and Technical Assistance Center trainer and, in partnership with OVC, has delivered webinars and live chats on sexual violence and education.
Lindy was named one of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2012 Top Women in the Law and a 2014 Boston Rising Star by the National Law Journal. Lindy attended Suffolk University Law School.