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…Details
CLASI’s Meghann Karasic and Dan Atkins are participating in the Delaware Continuum of Care strategic planning to end homelessness in Delaware in Dover today.
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…Details
Congratulations to Managing Attorney Laura Graham, who received the Community Service Award from the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section of the Delaware State Bar Association at the Annual Judge Haile L. Alford Memorial Breakfast on May 11, 2017. Laura is pictured below with Wilson Gualpa, former CLASI law clerk and currently an associate at Morris James LLP,…Details
Congratulations to the Healthy Beginnings program at Christiana Care on its 10 year anniversary. The Healthy Beginnings Program is partially funded by the Delaware Division of Public Health and is a partner in CLASI’s Medical-Legal Partnership Program. CLASI received this letter in appreciation of our partnership.
Recent threats of violence aimed at the Siegel Jewish Community Center (JCC), the deportation of members of the area Hispanic community, racial tension in the African American community, and racial profiling in the Muslim community are all reminders of the hatred that many in our community face each day. The nonprofit community has planned a…Details
This resource from the Immigration Law Resource Center (ILRC) includes tips for community members to remain calm, get informed, be prepared and stay safe in the current deportation climate https://www.ilrc.org/plan-de-proteccion-familiar. Este enlace del Immigration Law Resource Center (ILRC) incluye consejos para los miembros de la comunidad animándoles a tranquilizarse, informarse, prepararse y mantener su seguridad…Details
A report just released by the Brookings Institution finds that Medical-Legal Partnerships improve health outcomes. The report recommends increasing funding for such partnerships. See the blog post and full report here: The law as healer: How paying for medical-legal partnerships saves lives and moneyDetails
2/12/17 Community Legal Aid Society Incorporated
CLASI and ACLU Delaware released the following statement in response to statements by the Correctional Officers Association of Delaware that the settlement agreement regarding restrictive housing and mental health care is to blame for the hostage crisis at Vaughn Correctional Institution. (Wilmington, February 23, 2017) Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) and the Delaware…Details