About: Overview

This website VoicesforCivilJustice.org operates in archival mode with minimal updates. The staffed organization Voices for Civil Justice sunset its operations at the end of December 2022.

The mission of VoicesforCivilJustice.org remains:

  1. Increased visibility for civil legal aid in the media;
  2. Improved capacity for media advocacy across the civil legal aid sector; and
  3. A new and strengthened national identity for civil legal aid.

Please use the site’s advocacy research, training materials, and Civil Justice News database. These resources, produced over nearly 10 years, are offered freely to support the Civil Justice Reform community. Use these messaging tips and how-tos to help make ‘Justice for All’ a reality.

VoicesforCivilJustice.org is a national communications initiative. It taps the awareness-raising power of the media to spotlight the critical role of civil legal aid in assuring fairness for all in the justice system.

This site provides messaging guidance and other communication tools to advocates. This site also contains an archive of news stories showing how reporters have covered civil legal aid in the past, including human interest stories.

History and current structure

The staffed organization Voices for Civil Justice operated successfully from 2013 to 2022. It was launched with support from founding funders the Public Welfare Foundation and The Kresge Foundation. Read more of the history.

As of 2023, Voices for Civil Justice is no longer a staffed operation. The website VoicesforCivilJustice.org is hosted by the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP) a non-profit, non-partisan membership organization based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

NAIP is an organization for funders of civil legal aid throughout the Canadian provinces and territories and all United States jurisdictions — including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. NAIP supports the growth and development of Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) programs and works to increase access to justice for all.