Data, Fact Sheets & Charts

The demographic information listed below is based on special tabulations of the American Community Survey (2014 ACS 1-year Estimates). These tabulations were done by the Census Bureau to conform to LSC legal service areas. This data will be updated annually as new survey data become available.
LSC distributes funds to independent nonprofit organizations. These grantees hire their own staff, who are not employed by LSC and are not government employees. LSC implements a full-time equivalent (FTE) workforce calculation that is closely aligned with definitions used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Internal Revenue Service. The FTE calculation considers all staff who work 35 hours/week or more for the entire year a single FTE. For staff who work less than 35 hours/week or less than a full year, their time is counted as a percentage of a full-time employee. From 2008 to 2015, grantee staff were predominately in Advocacy positions. In addition, this dashboard presents information related to other job types (Administration/Management, Leadership, and Office Support). Click here for a detailed list of all positions and how they are grouped.
LSC distributes funds to independent nonprofit organizations. These grantees hire their own staff, who are not employed by LSC and are not government employees. LSC implements a full-time equivalent (FTE) workforce calculation that is closely aligned with definitions used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Internal Revenue Service. The FTE calculation considers all staff who work 35 hours/week or more for the entire year a single FTE. For staff who work less than 35 hours/week or less than a full year, their time is counted as a percentage of a full-time employee.
LSC requires its Basic Field grantees to spend at least 12.5% of their funding on Private Attorney Involvement (PAI). This initiative is meant to encourage the involvement of private attorneys in the delivery of legal assistance to eligible clients. Nationally, Family, Housing, and Consumer Cases are the three largest substantive topic areas of PAI case closures. Most PAI cases are closed with limited attorney involvement. This dashboard provides more detailed information related to PAI. Please note, data is only available for LSC Basic Field grantees.
LSC requires its Basic Field grantees to spend at least 12.5% of their Basic Field funding on Private Attorney Involvement (PAI) to encourage the involvement of private attorneys in the delivery of legal assistance to eligible clients. On a national level, the ratio of compensated to uncompensated attorneys accepting case referrals of LSC grantees has remained relatively consistent over the past five years. However, as a whole, PAI has decreased slightly over this period of time. States vary in their private attorney involvement strategies. Some may rely more heavily on compensated attorneys than on Pro Bono attorneys. This dashboard provides data related to PAI, but please note, the data is only available for LSC Basic Field grantees. Data shown reflects the number of attorneys accepting referrals, which is the number of attorneys engaged in active casework.
This dashboard presents state and grantee-level information related to case closures of LSC grantees. Grantees take the following major substantive case topics on behalf of low-income clients: Consumer/Finance, Family, Health, Housing, Education, Employment, Income Maintenance, Individual Rights, Juvenile, and Miscellaneous. This dashboard also presents cases closed by subcategories, as well as, the type of attorney involvement.
LSC grantees take cases on behalf of low-income clients including cases related to Consumer/Finance, Family, Housing, Education, Income Maintenance, Employment, and Health. Typically, the most common substantive case topics are related to Consumer/Finance, Housing, and Family. In 2015, the largest substantive case topic areas were family, housing, and income cases.
On a national-level, the proportion of LSC grantees' spending on each expense category has remained relatively stable over time, but the composition of spending varies by state. Personnel expenses, which include staff salaries and employee benefits, range from 61-87% of expenditures. Office space expenses (space and services) range from 3-12% of expenditures. Other expense categories include travel (board and staff), training/development (board and staff), client services (litigation and contract services client), and miscellaneous expenses. Data presented are total organization expenditures and includes both LSC and Non-LSC expenses.
Nationally, the amount that LSC grantees spend on different expense categories has remained relatively consistent over time. Expenditures are defined as several categories. Personnel Costs, which include staff salaries and employee benefits are the largest category of expenditure for grantees, followed by Space and Services Operating Expenses. Other expense categories include Travel, Staff Development, Client Services, and Miscellaneous Expenses.
LSC grantees help provide legal assistance to low-income persons. Nationally, in 2015, 70% of clients served by LSC grantees were women. Please note, in the same year, the gender category, "Other", was added to LSC's grant reporting. 509 clients, who do not identify as either male or female, were served in 2015. This dashboard presents other characteristics of the clients each grantee has served, as well.

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