I almost never use the phrase “must see,” but here is the exception that proves the rule.
Laura Abel has prepared a documented two-pager on Economic Benefits of Civil Legal Aid.
Headlines (all documented):
- Civil legal aid saves public money by reducing domestic violence
- Civil legal aid saves public money by helping children leave foster care more quickly.
- Civil legal aid saves public money by reducing evictions
- Civil legal aid saves public money by protecting patients health
- Civil legal aid helps low income people participate in safety net programs
The fact sheet is described in more detail in the Center’s posting here. Its a good companion to the Mary McClymont video I blogged about recently.
More generally, lets hope the NSF- funded research agenda process includes cost-benefit analysis, and indeed its relationship to the triage process.