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Aaron Mondry

20 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Street Outreach Court Detroit is a collaboration between the courts and service providers to waive legal and financial obligations post-conviction if a person makes a commitment to an individualized action plan. These...

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Cat Reid

19 November 2018

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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A Kansas City non-profit called Healing Pathway Victim Service Agency aids children, or the "smallest co-victims" as they call them, of crimes and homicides through case management, education, victim advocacy and trau...

The Tyler Loop

Tasneem Raja

19 November 2018

Tyler, Texas, United States

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The legal process for changing your name and gender on drivers' licenses or birth certificates was—and, to a degree, still is—convoluted, expensive, and time-consuming. A grassroots movement started after the 2016 Pre...

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Jake Neher

12 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As Michigan cities struggle with high eviction rates, Cleveland is trying out some creative ways to mitigate the difficult effects of eviction. One effort, mediation between tenants and landlords, might lead to evicti...

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Sarah Stillman

5 November 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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As incarceration rates of women in America continue to rise, Still She Rises, a project of the Bronx Defenders, uses a holistic approach to legal defense for incarcerated mothers in Tulsa, OK. Attorneys for the organi...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Meerabelle Jesuthasan

30 October 2018

United States

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Borderwise is an online interface that makes it easier to apply for a green card or naturalization in the United States. Since Borderwise was created in 2016, more than 80.000 immigration forms have been prepared usin...

Los Angeles Times

Amy Kaufman

29 October 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Created by three actors who are sexual assault survivors, Voices In Action is a secure and private system to report abuse. Those that report abuse can be connected to legal representation through the site as well as r...

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Molly Fosco

18 October 2018

United Kingdom

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The Do Not Pay app is helping people take the law into their own hands. The app offers free legal counsel to users and “has helped fight $16 million in parking tickets in the U.K. and U.S.” In addition, people who use...

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Michael Cooper

15 October 2018

North Carolina, United States

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Twenty years ago, five, poor, rural counties sued the state of North Carolina for failing to provide students with a good education, and won. In 1997 the Chief Justice Supreme Court judge ruled in favor of the plainti...

Texas Monthly

Ethan Watters

11 October 2018

Texas, United States

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An unlikely relationship between Frances Jalet, an attorney, and Fred Cruz, an inmate, led to some of the most historic rulings against the Texas Department of Corrections. Jalet became a plaintiff in one of the suits...

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Emily Nonko

10 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A collaboration between artists, lawyers, and community members has resulted in expungement clinics that clean or clear criminal records in a manner that is legally binding and emotionally therapeutic. Clinic attendee...

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Nissa Rhee

16 September 2018

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

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In North Tulsa, Still She Rises provides free legal help to mothers charged with crimes. But the services extend beyond that. Every client gets not just a lawyer, but also a client advocate to arrange a "holistic defe...

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Emma Maliborski

3 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Project SAFE, based in New York, is providing justice-oriented programs and courts around the country with a lesson in intersectionality. Citing the unique realities that Black women face, the project partners with ot...

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Nina Sparling

29 August 2018

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

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A digital tool called Restore Your Vote launched in the summer of 2018 to help ex-convicts understand their voting restoration status after re-integrating into society. The initiative, which has been piloted in Alabam...

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Alex Hern

20 August 2018

Malaysia

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Blockchain can be used to create digital identities for people who have lost legal documents or been denied citizenship. The technology is helping Rohingya in Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia gain access to bank...

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Fergus Peace

9 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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In New York City, a citywide initiative known as Action NYC is connecting immigrants with free legal help and other comprehensive services. While the city provides outreach and coordination, community organizations wi...

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Eillie Anzilotti

1 August 2018

United States

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Paladin, a software program is helping lawyers find pro-bono cases. Pro-bono cases are inputted into the platform, then teams of lawyers can make an account and sign up to pick up a case. Already companies like Verizo...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Samantha Melamed

10 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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A couple created a nonprofit in Philadelphia to make micro grants for those who need small amounts to pay off medical bills or legal fees so they can move on with their lives. The effort garnered modest donations, inc...

The New York Times Magazine

Joel Lovell

2 July 2018

United States

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The ACLU has unrolled a new operation to counter human rights abuses under the current administration. They’ve hired more lawyers, taken 170 “Trump-related legal actions, and filed 83 lawsuits against the Trump admini...

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Kara Swisher

25 June 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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A fundraiser called “Reunite an immigrant parent with their child” raised $19 million in one week for the Texas nonprofit RAICES. Creators Charlotte and Dave Willner say almost half a million people have donated via F...

Burlington Free Press

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Elizabeth Murray

6 June 2018

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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Vermont lawmakers tried to make it easier for domestic violence victims to seek a special type of restraining order even if law enforcement does not have enough evidence to make an arrest. If it's granted the accused ...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Manisera

23 March 2018

Baghdad, Iraq

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The Shahrazad Center in Baghdad offers workshops and free legal services to women experiencing domestic abuse, violence, threats and gender-based discrimination. Lawyer Rajaa Abd Ali says, “Here we teach women their r...

Yes! Magazine

Kevon Paynter

18 January 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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After California legalized recreational use of marijuana, Los Angeles took the initiative even further to address the social and systemic inequity caused by the war on drugs of communities of color. The city undertook...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Thomas Fox Parry

29 November 2017

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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While there are many factors that have contributed to the sky high incarceration rates in the United States which have left prisons bursting at the seams, one of the causes remains the simple fact that the resources o...

Yes! Magazine

Amy Roe

27 November 2017

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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Across the United States, organizations like Southerners on New ground and the Bronx Freedom Fund are posting bail for individuals facing low-level offenses who cannot afford it on their own. Such initiatives have gai...

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