New Report Shows Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Legal Aid - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jul 9, 2019
The Legal Services Corporation recently rolled out a new report at the Tennessee Supreme Court in Nashville, focusing on how the opioid epidemic has impacted legal aid organizations. “It was creating remarkable problems for our grantees,” LSC Board Member Victor B. Maddox said, referring to the dozens of civil legal aid offices dispersed throughout the nation that receive funding from the LSC. “This public health crisis has created and continues to create a civil legal aid crisis for survivors and communities related to issues such as child support, custody, health benefits, domestic violence, elder and child abuse, housing, employment and others.”