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Welcome. Here’s what we do:

  • Build a national identity for civil legal aid.
  • Help generate strong and sustained media coverage that demonstrates how civil legal aid helps ensure fairness in America’s justice system.
  • Give civil legal aid advocates messaging guidance and other communication tools.
  • Connect journalists with our national network of civil legal aid experts.



Congress must act to bring civil legal aid to every homeless and struggling veteran who needs it in 2018

February 1, 2018 | Margaret Middleton | Fox News
According to a recent study in Health Affairs, this legal aid improves health outcomes for this vulnerable minority of American veterans. Congress should act quickly to pass the bill so all veterans get the care they deserve.
Mentions: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

News Story (NATIONAL)

People will sign anything: how legal odds are stacked against the evicted

January 24, 2018 | Matt Krupnick | Guardian
Evicted tenants in the US often struggle to get an attorney, leaving them at a disadvantage against lawyered-up landlords.
Mentions: National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC) , Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

Guns and Domestic Violence

December 30, 2017 | New York Times (NYT)
An equally critical step that Congress can take is to improve access to protective orders by increasing funding for the Legal Services Corporation.

News Story (Connecticut, New York)

Study: Integrating Legal Aid With Medical Care Improves Veterans’ Lives

December 5, 2017 | Peggy McCarthy | Hartford Courant
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

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Spotlighting Your Media Successes

This post highlights media coverage shared by five JusticeVoices Network members. Whether it led to a policy change or a positive outcome for a client, spurred fundraising efforts, or helped convey the value of civil legal aid to an important audience, each of these stories made a difference in 2017.