Bro. Raymond L. Fitz
Dayton Daily News (OH)
May 18, 2017
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Tags: Funding: Federal
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO), Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) (Ohio)
Just as the Good Samaritan accompanied the man he found robbed and injured on the road, our legal aid nonprofit law firms accompany low-income Ohioans as they achieve stable housing, safety from domestic violence, financial stability, and better health.
Yet President Trump’s proposal to defund the Legal Services Corporation puts our legal aids and the critical services they provide at significant risk.
Ohio’s legal aids serve more than 110,000 vulnerable Ohioans annually. Nearly 6,000 Dayton-area residents benefit from free legal assistance provided by Legal Aid of Western Ohio Inc. and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Inc. In fact, this year is the 50th anniversary of legal aid in Dayton.