Advancing Justice for All
Over the years, the nation’s civil justice system has been hit by a triple whammy: increases in the number of people in poverty, increases in the number of self-represented litigants in state courts, and severe decreases in funding. The resulting gaps in legal assistance for those seeking relief from foreclosures, evictions, domestic abuse, and other civil problems have been addressed by leaders in the bench and bar through many exciting and important innovations.
Now, Justice for All, a new project announced last week that is supported by the Public Welfare Foundation and housed at the National Center for State Courts, will help states create partnerships among all relevant stakeholders to combine a mix of services in more integrated and effective ways in order to maximize resources for each person who has an essential civil legal aid need.
To see the announcement of the Justice for All project, click here.
ABOUT THE PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION
The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. These efforts honor the Foundation’s core values of racial equity, economic well-being, and fundamental fairness for all. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. For more information, visit www.publicwelfare.org. Follow the Foundation on Twitter or on Facebook.