Closing the Justice Gap
Our courts face a crisis of access. Eighty percent of low income people have trouble obtaining legal representation or otherwise accessing the civil court system to protect their property, family, and livelihood. The foreclosure crisis exemplifies how this lack of access can lead to financial losses that are felt across communities and the country.
In order to close this “justice gap,” the Brennan Center aims to improve the effectiveness of the civil justice system to better serve all, starting with ensuring access to legal services and improving court procedures in foreclosure cases.
To read about the program’s latest work, read the latest Justice Update e-newsletter here.
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