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Feature (Arkansas, NATIONAL)

What Happens When an Algorithm Cuts Your Health Care

March 21, 2018 | Colin Lecher | Verge
Algorithmic tools like the one Arkansas instituted in 2016 are everywhere from health care to law enforcement, altering lives in ways the people affected can usually only glimpse, if they know they’re being used at all.
Mentions: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)

Interview (Maryland)

Some Americans Are Being Thrown Into Jail For Unpaid Debts

March 15, 2018 | Judith Ohikuare | Refinery29
How this tactic has evolved over time, what recourse impacted people have, and the importance of knowing your rights even in the midst of dire financial straits.
Mentions: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)

News Story (NATIONAL)

Proposed Cuts to Civil Legal Services Will Deny Courtroom Justice to the Poor

March 11, 2018 | Eleanor J. Bader | Truthout
Last year -- fiscal 2018 -- Trump identified the Legal Services Corporation as one of 19 organizations to be completely eliminated.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD) , Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , Community Legal Aid Society (Delaware) , Legal Services NYC (LSNYC) , Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma


Trump has a chance to help domestic violence survivors

February 28, 2018 | Martha Bergmark | Hill, The
If he wants to change the story, and at the same time provide real support for survivors of domestic violence, the president has an opportunity at his fingertips: Defend, don’t defund, the Legal Services Corporation.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , Iowa Legal Aid , Neighborhood Legal Services Association (Pittsburgh) (NSLA)

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