This letter below from the Social Services Committee of the Statewide Access to Justice Commission requests input from non-lawyer social service providers on how to improve the justice system for low-income clients. Please read and complete the survey if you can!
As you know, many social service workers provide information and advocacy support to poor people who are interacting with the courts, with government agencies and with public benefit administrators. The Social Services Committee has launched a short survey to figure out ways to help social service workers be better able to help clients/guests with legal needs.
We need your help in spreading the word. We are hoping to collect 500 responses over the next month – and we are almost there.
Please circulate this survey to link to your non-lawyer social service contacts. This could include people who work at health centers, shelters, food pantries, hospitals, social service agencies, domestic violence shelters, ESOL programs, job training programs, housing authorities, etc.