Special Section on Civil Legal Aid Messaging
Voices has commissioned several rounds of public opinion research about civil legal aid. The latest was completed in July 2017. See our findings and messaging guidance.
Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice
Voices for Civil Justice is building a national identity for civil legal aid by generating strong and sustained media coverage that demonstrates how civil legal aid helps ensure fairness in America’s justice system.
We provide messaging guidance and other communication tools to civil legal aid advocates. We also connect journalists with our national network of civil legal aid experts and other resources.
Featured Press Clips
Veterans’ mental health and housing improved when they accessed free legal services in a Veterans Affairs facility, according to a study of veterans in Connecticut and New York City.
Mentions: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center
Landlords save money when a tenant departs voluntarily after settling. Also, as the current system favors landlords, the Shriver program makes the eviction process fairer overall.
Congress should act swiftly to approve long overdue legislation introduced Thursday to strengthen the prosecution of sexual assault in the military.
Mentions: New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)
America’s unfulfilled promise of “equal justice under law”.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA)
Statewide communications networks are the new new thing in spotlighting civil legal aid. Are you ready to work with Voices to create a JusticeVoices network in your state? At the 2017 NLADA Annual Conference in Washington DC, we will convene the first-ever gathering of state leaders to spotlight emerging models for strategy-setting, staffing and communications plans in several pioneering states.
In this post, we spotlight the contributions of messaging expert Anat Shenker-Osorio who applies tools from cognition and linguistics to examine not just which words work when discussing civil legal aid and access to justice, but also to explain why certain words work when others don't.
In preparation for 2017's ABA Days in Washington, DC , the Florida Bar Foundation teamed up with SRLN to develop powerful tools for showing policy makers the impact of LSC funding on the lives of Floridians in every part of the state. In this post, FBF Communications Director Nancy Kinnally explains why she believes the the same sort of analysis that made the ABA Day team’s visuals so powerful could be used to communicate with other key audiences, making media, legal advocacy and philanthropic efforts more effective.
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