2018-2020 State Plan for the Coordinated Delivery of Civil Legal Aid to Low-Income People
The Alliance for Equal Justice believes that civil legal aid to low income, vulnerable and marginalized individuals and communities can be most effectively delivered through our unified, coordinated 2018-2020 State Plan for the Coordinated Delivery of Civil Legal Aid to Low Income People.
State Plan Goals Overview
The purpose of the State Plan is to expand access to our civil justice system and identify and eliminate barriers that perpetuate poverty and deny justice. The State Plan sets forth five goals intended to reflect the universal commitment of the Alliance and other advocates for an equitable legal system:
- Promote and foster race equity
- Provide clients with legal education to understand when their problem is legal in nature
- Increase access for underserved and underrepresented communities
- Develop and increase holistic client-centered services
- Engage in systemic advocacy
Resources and Tools
Implementation of the State Plan is underway! To support the Alliance and advance the goals of the State Plan, the Access to Justice Board’s State Plan Action and Resource Committee (SPARC) is hosting a series of State Plan Collaboratories throughout the year.
First, what is a State Plan Collaboratory? The Collaboratories are a space – virtual or in-person – for people to learn from each other, share challenges, and collaborate around new approaches and innovations. The following are the launch months for the State Plan Collaboratories. Visit each page as we roll out a new Collaboratory to find useful resources and tools.
- May – Reaching Underserved and Underrepresented Communities (Goal 3)
- June – Holistic Client Services (Goal 4)
- September – Systemic Advocacy (Goal 5)
- October – All Goals Featured at Statewide Legal Advocate Training (Oct 9-11)
- November – Education and Outreach (Goal 2)
- Year-Round – Race Equity (Goal 1)