Unaccompanied Youth Seek Avenues to Safety

CLASI Deputy Director and Managing Attorney, Laura C. Graham authored a piece in this quarter’s Delaware Lawyer Magazine titled “Unaccompanied Youth Seek Avenues to Safety.” In a few pages Graham covers an issue that is central to the national conversation on immigration: unaccompanied children. Many factors play into children fleeing their homes and seeking peace…


CLASI Named Top Workplace for 3rd Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, CLASI made the list of Top Workplaces in Delaware. This year CLASI finished fourth of all companies with less than 100 employees, and first among non-profits of that size.  https://www.delawareonline.com/story/money/business/2018/08/26/delaware-top-workplaces-2018/1103577002/   CLASI also received special recognition for having scored the highest in the state, regardless of size, on…


CLASI Adopts Strategic Plan

At its meeting on April 26, 2018, the CLASI Board of Directors adopted a new strategic plan for the organization. The plan outlines a vision in which CLASI provides high-quality, creative individual and systemic legal aid to Delaware’s most vulnerable citizens; is a healthy, dynamic, collaborative, and progressive workplace that encourages diversity and growth of…


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…