Sunday, September 29, 2013
Courts - Better addressing the legal needs of the unrepresented
One of the great — and too little explored — potentials of having integrated access services is the potential of much better linkages with broader help gateways. A recent report on such an approach in the Minnesota Twin Cities area between Call for Justice and the United Way shows just how dramatic the results can be — for both sides of the partnership. The key components seem to be meetings between information providers and trainings for the 211 staff and others. The Projects annual budget is $175,000, which came from the foundation arms of the Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations, the Saint Paul and Bigelow Foundations, and 29 Twin Cities law firms — again a great collaborative model. Given how dramatic the results shown below are, I can not see how any state legal access website can justify not exploring such a relationship with the 211 system.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on September 29, 2013 11:32 AM
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