Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice
Voices for Civil Justice is building a national identity 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
There’s a devastating shortage of lawyers in the US who can help the poor with eviction or child custody casesMay 12, 2016 | Hanna Kozlowska | Quartz
The pitfalls of the American criminal justice system have vastly overshadowed the devastating effects on America’s poor of its civil justice counterpart.
Tags: Justice for All
In a scathing rebuke of the state’s health care system, the Justice Department said on Monday that thousands of patients were being held unnecessarily in sterile, highly restrictive group homes.
Tags: Disability Rights | Nursing Homes
Cheap court fees and looser rules make suing over medical debts as small as $60 easy. Every year Nebraska collection agencies file lawsuits by the tens of thousands.
Tags: Consumer Protection | Debt Collection | Medical Debt
There is a "crisis in our justice system that has been overlooked for too long by philanthropy and the rest of society," says Public Welfare Foundation President Mary McClymont.
First-ever National Reentry Week, April 24-30, creates an opening in local media markets to draw attention to the important role of civil legal aid in helping people successfully build stable lives after paying their debts to society.
- Legal Aid fights for fairness against lead poisoning, wrongful eviction
- Voices welcomes newest staff member
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