Deputy Director Laura Graham Testifies before Senate Homeland Security Committee

Deputy Director/New Castle Managing Attorney Laura Graham testified today in front of the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the treatment of unaccompanied minors and protecting them from abuse. Laura’s testimony starts at 2:27:15 here: https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/hearings/oversight-of-hhs-and-dhs-efforts-to-protect-unaccompanied-alien-children-from-human-trafficking-and-abuse

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…

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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…

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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/

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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…

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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…

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