2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report
LSC's 2020 Annual Report highlights LSC's accomplishments and initiatives throughout the year as LSC and its 132 grantees dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic's challenges.
The Legal Services Corporation is the single largest funder of civil legal services in the country and plays a vital role in a public-private partnership focused on fulfilling America’s pledge of...
LSC's 2018 Annual Report features highlights from the year including information on LSC's congressional briefings and other events, constituent stories, updates on LSC's privately funded initiatives, financial reports and more.
LSC By the Numbers: The Data Underlying Legal Aid Programs provides an overview of the work of LSC-funded legal aid organizations on behalf of low-income people seeking civil legal assistance.
See the LSC budget requests here.
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LSC's latest justice gap report, released April 2022, shows that 92% of the civil legal problems of low-income Americans did not receive any or enough legal help. nearly three-quarters (74%) of low-income households experienced at least one civil legal problem in the previous year. A third (33%) of low-income Americans had at least one problem they attributed to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Veterans Task Force’s report identifies ways to strengthen the relationship between legal aid providers and other veterans-serving organizations. It highlights best practices and model programs that provide effective, integrated services to veterans and offers tips for replicating successful programs.
In April 2018, LSC’s Board of Directors established LSC’s Disaster Task Force. The focus of the Task Force was to foster and promote better cooperation, coordination, and communication between and...
In April 2018, the Legal Services Corporation created an Opioid Task Force to identify the civil legal issues faced by individuals and families affected by OUD and the role that civil legal aid providers can play — in collaboration with treatment and other service providers, the judiciary, and federal and state government agencies — in assisting those individuals and families. Judges, legal aid attorneys, clinicians, leaders of public health and public policy organizations, access to justice professionals, individuals in recovery, business leaders, and members of LSC’s Leaders Council comprised the Task Force. The Task Force spent eleven months holding in-person meetings and conference calls that brought together Task Force members with subject matter experts to investigate and analyze the intersection between the opioid epidemic and civil legal aid.
The “Report of The Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice” focuses on ways to use technology to provide all Americans some form of effective assistance with essential civil legal needs. The report presents a number of concrete recommendations to broaden and improve civil legal assistance through an integrated service-delivery system that brings the knowledge and wisdom of legal experts to the public through computers and mobile devices.
This edition of the Criteria is based on earlier versions first developed for the Legal Services Comparative Demonstration Project during 1993 and Legal Services Corporation peer review evaluations during 1994, and then for LSC program reviews and the competitive grants process from 1995 to the present.