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CT Legal Aid Fights To Keep Services Amid Cuts

CT Legal Aid Fights To Keep Services Amid Cuts

During eight years of intense financial pressure, Connecticut's legal aid network has fought more effectively for funding than most other states. Yet, sustained downward funding has led to hard decisions and painful losses, including years of attrition, layoffs and unpaid furlough days that have reduced direct legal services to low-income people in need. The legal aid executive directors, staff and boards of directors leave no stone unturned in their quests for funding to protect the vulnerable families they represent. This year, limited funding resulted in a difficult decision to close the Legal Assistance Resource Center of Connecticut, the lobbying and public policy arm of the...