ERIC Number: ED166346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-6
Reference Count: N/A
Free Legal Services for the Poor: Increased Coordination, Community Legal Education, and Outreach Needed.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
The Legal Services Corporation, established in 1974, is the primary provider of funds for free civil legal services for the poor. Substantial sums for such services are also available from other Federal, State, and local sources and are administered by Corporation and non-Corporation providers. Some Corporation grantees are not aware, however, of other providers and resources available in the service area. Coordination among providers of legal services, efforts by Corporation grantees to establish service priorities based on local needs, and grantee legal education and outreach activities have been limited. In order to improve this situation, the Corporation should increase coordination activities at the national and local levels and make sure that its grantees periodically assess community needs and improve legal education and outreach efforts. This document discusses the activities of the Legal Services Corporation and its grantees. (Author/EB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.