Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice
Voices for Civil Justice is the national communications hub for civil legal aid.
What is civil legal aid?
Voices generates media coverage and tells stories to build awareness that civil legal aid ensures fairness in America’s justice system.
We connect reporters with our national network of legal aid sources, help them find client stories as well as ongoing legal advocacy, and write opinion pieces on how civil legal aid help people know their rights and protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.
Featured Press Clips
To help commemorate Veterans Day, legal aid lawyers across the state will hold special clinics and workshops during Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week through Friday to help veterans with legal problems.
Tags: Justice for All | Veterans
When Texas began refusing birth certificates to the U.S-born children of undocumented immigrants, a legendary lawyer fought back.
Tags: Birthright Citizenship | Immigration Process
Unless policymakers also invest in civil legal aid to support formerly incarcerated people who are re-entering their communities, efforts to dismantle mass incarceration are doomed to fail.
Tags: Criminal Justice Reform | Expungement
If you and your colleagues are like the Voices team, you’re deep in the throes of 2016 planning. We have a recommendation to help you be smart about using communications to advance your organization's goals.
Early this month, as we were contemplating media opportunities related to new poverty data slated to be released by the U.S. Census Bureau, we wondered: What might happen if we invited members of the JusticeVoices network to write op-eds for local publication, using the news hook offered by the updated numbers?
- Criminal justice attention offers a powerful opportunity
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- Think Miracle Whip