Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable Toolkit
The Obama Administration's Domestic Policy Council and the U.S. Department of Justice released the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable Toolkit to raise awareness on how civil legal aid can help advance a wide range of federal objectives by promoting access to health and housing, education and employment, family stability, and community well-being. The toolkit is comprised of three sections:
- Civil Legal Aid 101: Contains information on what civil legal aid is, whom it serves, and common barriers to access.
- Supporting Federal Efforts: Provides: 1) civil legal aid “case studies,” which are descriptions of common challenges faced by vulnerable populations, 2) examples of federal responses to these challenges, and 3) concrete examples of the ways in which civil legal aid supports federal agencies’ efforts.
- Select Federal Agency Resources: Contains a listing by agency of selected grants and program activities that civil legal aid providers can apply for as eligible grantees or subgrantee partners, along with other examples of federal government activities that engage civil legal aid.