Want more research? Check out the following sites:
The Justice in Government Project Toolkit. Helps government policymakers, grant administrators, legal profession leaders, social service providers, legal aid or other advocates: 1) Learn about the evidence base for using legal aid to further specific policy and program goals; 2) Identify sources of executive branch funding for legal aid; 3) Put legal aid on policymakers’ agendas; and 4) Highlights examples of states that advances their policy priorities with already appropriated federal pass-through funding that allows spending on legal aid.
The Justice Index. Relies on findings, indicators, indexing and other data-analytics tools to help ensure that a person’s ability to protect and vindicate her rights in a state justice system does not depend on whether she can afford a lawyer, speak and understand English, or navigate the legal system without an accommodation due to a physical or mental disability. The Justice Index scores and ranks the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico on their adoption of selected best practices for ensuring access to justice, creating incentives for state officials to replicate those practices.
Collateral Consequences Resource Center. This website provides news and commentary about this dynamic area of the law, practice and advocacy resources. It hosts the Restoration of Rights Project (RRP), which provides information about how to obtain relief from collateral consequences in different jurisdictions. The RRP includes state-by-state profiles analyzing the law and practice in each U.S. jurisdiction relating to restoration of rights and status, as well as 50-state comparison charts that make it possible to see national patterns in restoration laws and policies. (RRP profiles and CCRC comments have been cited in multiple federal court decisions and dozens of scholarly works.) In addition, CCRC drafts annual reports on new legislative developments, participates in court cases challenging specific collateral consequences, provides recommendations and research in connection with policy reform efforts, and engages with social media and journalists on these issues.
Legal Aid Research. The NLADA’s repository on research about legal aid. Access peer-reviewed studies, return-on-investment studies, needs assessments, and more.
National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership. NCMLP offers resources for MLPs, research on MLPs and impacts on the social determinants of health, and additional resources.
This list will continue to grow. To be featured, contact Casey Chiappetta, Senior Program Associate at [email protected]