Local Group Offers Legal Aid Services for Poor, Underserved Community


Due to a lack of resources and funding, less than 20 percent of the legal needs of poor Texans are being met.
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Sakina Haji
KWBU (TX)
July 27, 2016
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Tags: Justice for All

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Here in Waco, about 70 to 75 percent of Wacoans fall in the lower income category. Of these, there are many that need legal services, but they are simply not able to afford the fees of private attorneys.

Kent McKeever established Mission Waco Legal Services as a non-profit organization in 2012.

“The poor and marginalized communities that I worked with, I saw the need for advocacy and legal representation and this justice gap for people of lower socio-economic means,” McKeever said.