ERIC Number: ED124691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
The Santa Cruz Story: Senior Citizens Legal Services.
Collins, Wanda R.; And Others
The document describes the Senior Citizens Legal Services program in Santa Cruz, California, which provides legal services to the elderly poor with the assistance of senior citizens who act as legal assistants. Among those involved in the Senior Citizens Legal Services are the following staff members, whose duties are outlined: office assistant, legal assistants, attorney, and college student volunteers. The processes involved in creating the program are described in sequence: (1) information gathering, (2) seeking and obtaining funding, (3) determining staff size and composition, (4) office location and design, (5) recruiting and selecting staff, (6) staff training, (7) developing office policy, and (8) publicizing office opening. The administrative structure and procedures of the Senior Citizens Legal Services are described, and samples of office forms used for gathering information about a client are included. The use of the program as a model and its possible adaptation or expansion into other situations is discussed. (EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration on Aging (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Rural Legal Assistance, San Francisco.
Note: For related documents, see CE 007 231-235. The film which accompanies this report can be rented from the California Rural Legal Assistance Office, National Senior Citizens Law Center, 942 Market Street, Suite 606, San Francisco, California 94102