Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. (LAA), is a nonprofit charitable law firm providing free legal assistance to low-income residents. It is one of two nonprofit legal services programs that work together to provide this assistance throughout Arkansas. The Helena-West Helena office serves four primarily rural counties in the Arkansas Delta: Lee, Monroe, Phillips and St. Francis. The types of cases that we handle include: emergency family matters including divorces involving spousal abuse; housing and land loss; adoptions and guardianships; debt
Legal Aid of West Virginia provides legal representation in civil cases to low-income people across the entire state of West Virginia. The principal types of legal problems handled are: Family Law, protecting victims of domestic violence, and protecting custodial rights of “primary caretaker” parents threatened with loss of custody of their children. In this area we coordinate many of our services with the statewide coalition of domestic violence shelter programs; Housing Law, assisting low income families in getting and keeping safe and
The Orleans Public Defenders Office (OPD) exists to provide the citizens of Orleans Parish with the highest quality client-centered legal representation in Louisiana’s criminal and juvenile justice system. Our vision is to create a community-oriented defender office built upon the zealous defense of the poor and indigent while acknowledging the strengths of clients, families and communities. OPD acts to: Protect the guarantees of the Louisiana and United States Constitutions and maintain adherence to the rule of law Foster a more open and
The Camden City School District’s Office of General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice to the school district and the Superintendent. The General Counsel’s office provides advice on a wide range of substantive areas, including education law, administrative law, contract law, federal law, employment law, civil rights compliance, ethics standards, and open government law. The General Counsel’s Office also has substantial responsibilities in the area of helping to identify and shape public policy issues on topics important to the District
The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) provides and promotes quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia and thereby protects society’s interest in the fair administration of justice. The Criminal Law Internship Program is designed to provide current undergraduate and graduate students with the fundamental investigative techniques and relevant criminal law knowledge needed to assist attorneys within the organization in preparation for legal representation of our
Tapestri, Inc. is dedicated to ending violence and oppression in refugee and immigrant communities, using culturally competent and appropriate methods. As advocates for refugee and immigrant families affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, we are committed to using education, community organizing, direct services and advocacy to effect change in the lives of these families. Our name, “Tapestri,” symbolizes the different threads of society coming together to form a safe cover to protect its many colored communities. We have
TAP helps individuals and families achieve economic and personal independence through education, employment, affordable housing, and safe and healthy environments.
Total Action for Progress (TAP) offers over 30 programs to individuals and families achieve economic and personal independence through education, employment, affordable housing, and safe and healthy environments.
To assist the federal courts in the fair administration of justice; to protect the community; to bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision.
The United Planning Organization (UPO) – Uniting People with Opportunities! UPO is the designated community action agency for Washington, DC, and was established to plan, coordinate, and implement human services programs for low-income residents in the Nation’s Capital. For over 50 years, UPO has been in the forefront of the war on poverty. As the catalyst for economic security and growth for all Washington, DC residents, UPO has laid the groundwork for innovative social service programs such as weatherization and energy