To improve access to justice by connecting low-income people to existing legal resources, in partnership with United Way 2-1-1 and others.
We seek to accomplish our mission in several ways.
First, we strive to open access to the civil legal system for low and moderate-income individuals and families by utilizing innovative strategies. One important component is collaborations with existing legal service providers and legal referral sources, like United Way 2-1-1.
We also believe in old fashioned communicating–that phenomenon where people actually talk to each other. We’ve learned that talking helps connect dots. In a system where many dots-organizations and individuals-find it difficult to connect, we think that human contact (via telephone or in person) can make all the difference.
Finally, we’re working to close the Justice Gap-the place where people become caught when they can’t obtain legal assistance to protect life’s basic necessities like housing, healthcare, family relationships, and employment.
Because justice first requires access.