No way around need for more state funding


Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Executive Director Lonnie Powers writes letter to the editor responding to a recent Boston Globe editorial.
Letter to Editor (Massachusetts)

Lonnie A. Powers
Boston Globe
January 26, 2015
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Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid: Economic, Funding: Federal, Funding: State & Local, Justice Gap, Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)


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In a letter to the editor responding to a recent Boston Globe editorial,¬†Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation Executive Director Lonnie Powers says, “Better use of technology and expanding the pool of those qualified to help may be important pieces of the solution. But there is no way around the need for increased investment by the state. This is especially true given that every dollar invested in civil legal aid returns between $2.69 and $5 to the state in savings on services related to emergency shelter, domestic violence, and access to public benefits.”