CLASI watched in horror at the events that took place in Washington, D.C. on January 6 that were a direct threat to democracy and institutions of justice.  Make no mistake this was not an isolated event, nor a spontaneous one, nor harmless.  It is a part of a frightening movement to devalue the lives of Black people and disenfranchise people of color.  The march in Charlottesville, the armed and violent response to Black Lives Matter protests, and now the attempted coup at the nation’s capitol building, are connected.  CLASI remains committed to advocating for a more just America, an America where all vulnerable people are valued.  CLASI will continue to support marginalized people in Delaware when they are facing the most frightening experiences of their lives- eviction, domestic violence, benefit termination, removal from the country.

We will always be here for you.

CLASI condemns the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of police officers.  We are horrified at the continued loss of Black lives. We mourn for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, to name three of many.

We weep at the physical and structural violence that has been inflicted on the Black community for generations.  Silence is not an option.

CLASI rejects racism and white supremacy both inside and outside our office.  We must do better.  We must challenge racism in every aspect of our lives.  We will strive to further challenge racist systems in all the work that we do to empower Delawareans who have long been isolated and discriminated against. We will not turn away.

#BlackLivesMatter #SayTheirNames

CLASI remains committed to serving our clients and community during the current public health crisis.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, the CLASI’s offices are closed effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until it is safe for the offices to reopen. Staff are working from home and the organization remains fully operational. We are only doing intakes by phone. If you need legal assistance, please contact our office by phone:

Kent County: 302-674-8500
New Castle County: 302-575-0660
Sussex County: 302-856-0038

Community Legal Aid Society, Inc.

(CLASI) helps provide equal access to justice, improving lives since 1946

  • CLASI provides free legal services to:
    • People with disabilities, as Delaware’s Protection and Advocacy System
    • Older citizens (60 and over)
    • Victims of housing discrimination, under HUD’s Fair Housing Initiative Program
    • People living in poverty
    • Victims of domestic violence
    • Immigrant victims of crime, abuse and neglect
  • CLASI is committed to racial and ethnic fairness in the delivery of our services.
  • CLASI has offices in Wilmington, Dover and Georgetown.

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Help Investigate Housing Discrimination! Become a Fair Housing Tester

CLASI conducts testing for compliance with Fair Housing laws in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties. Trained testers pose as home seekers and visit housing providers to collect information to assist with regional monitoring and investigations. Visit our Employment Opportunities page for more information.

Combined Campaign for Justice

Every year, the Delaware State Bar Association, CLASI, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) and the Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD) join together in the Combined Campaign for Justice to raise funds to support free legal assistance to Delawareans living at or below poverty level. Donations are put to immediate use. Thank you for your support! Go to the Combined Campaign for Justice website to find out more about the Campaign and how to give by clicking here.

The latest Justice Matters, the Combined Campaign for Justice e-Newletter is available to subscribers and can also be viewed by clicking here.

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