Study Finds 723% Return on Investment in Legal Aid

A recently completed study on the social return on investment in legal aid in Delaware found that every $1 investment in legal aid returns $7.23 in economic benefit for Delaware and its communities. These benefits include personal or community, inferred health improvements, and efficient increased access to justice. Read about it in Delaware Law Weekly, or read…

CLASI Awarded funds for Fair Housing Enforcement

CLASI received a $300,000 grant from HUD to enforce the Fair Housing Act in Delaware. CLASI is the only private nonprofit organization to receive HUD funding to ensure Delawareans have equal access to housing opportunities regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. See the press release from HUD for more…

CLASI One of the Top Workplaces in Delaware

For the second year in a row, CLASI was named one of the top workplaces in Delaware as evaluated by employees. This year, CLASI was the top nonprofit with under 100 employees and placed 5th among all small companies in the state. See the Delaware News Journal’s story for more details: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/money/business/2017/08/26/delawares-top-workplaces-glance/605571001/

DLP Invites Comments on FY 18 Program Priorities

The DLP proposes to adopt revised priorities for the the fiscal year beginning October, 2017 (FY18). We invite comments on the proposed priorities. Comments may be submitted to Susan Henry through any of the following methods: * send email to Susan Henry by clicking HERE; * By mail to Susan Henry, Disabilities Law Program, 100…

Nurse Family Partnerships Improve Health

The New York Times published an article about the efficacy of Nurse Family Partnerships, one of CLASI’s Medical-Legal Partnership Program partners, in helping low-income children.  CLASI has supported NFP by providing free legal services to NFP clients with unmet civil legal issues–in employment, housing, benefits, and domestic violence cases. Since our partnership began, we have…

Delaware Senate Honors Brian Hartman

The Delaware State Senate presented a tribute to a long-time advocate for people with disabilities in Delaware. Brian Hartman, Project Director of the Disabilities Law Program (DLP) at Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) was honored by the Senate for his 40-year career advocating for and representing individuals with disabilities. Hartman is retiring from CLASI…

DLP to Receive Advocacy Award

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will present the Disabilities Law Program (DLP) with the Advocacy Award in recognition of the DLP’s work to reduce the use of solitary confinement and improve conditions for inmates with mental illness in Delaware’s prisons. The award will be presented at the general session of NDRN’s 2017 Annual Conference…