Closing the Justice Gap
Eighty percent of low income people have trouble obtaining legal representation in court to protect their property, family, and livelihood, especially when dealing with housing, unpaid wages, domestic violence, and public benefits. The foreclosure crisis exemplifies how lack of access to legal representation can lead to financial losses that are felt across the economy.
By working to close this “justice gap,” the Brennan Center aims to ensure that everyone has equal access to an effective and fair civil court system to protect their basic human rights.
To read about the program’s latest work, read the latest Justice Update e-newsletter here.
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