News Story (New Jersey)
March 23, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of New Jersey, Legal Services Corporation (LSC), South Jersey Legal Services (Camden, NJ), American Bar Association (ABA)
Legal Services of New Jersey is facing proposed cuts totaling $11.7 million from the recently released state and federal budgets. South Jersey Legal Services would receive a cut of $3.6 million, about a third of its current funding.
President Donald J. Trump’s 2018 budget, released on March 16, called for the elimination of federal funding to the Legal Services Corporation, a nonprofit established under President Richard Nixon to provide legal aid in civil cases for the poor.