Transformative Fact Sheet from Laura Abel, National Center for Access to Justice, in Economic Benefits of Legal Aid

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.

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