Civil Legal Aid
Thousands of low-income fighting to obtain or keep the essentials of life—including home, job, benefits and family—face the complexities of the civil justice system without legal counsel. They are five to 10 times more likely to lose. Orpe Human Rights Advocates created the Division of Legal Services to assist homeless, low-income families, and veterans to reduce this gap.
Many challenges faced by low-income and homeless are actually legal in nature and can be fought with an attorney. Unaddressed, the challenges remain barriers to success, even when basic needs are met by other excellent service providers.
Poor Face the Justice Alone
Orpe Legal Aid can mean a home, a chance to work, benefits and more for low-income
The core of our legal system is built on the premise that stands for effective representation. People accused of a crime are entitle to one, no matter they can afford it. But there is no guarantee when it comes to civil disputes - like evictions and child custody cases - even though basic survival can be at stake. The social workers at the Orpe Human Rights Advocates Intervene to make sure that the homeless, low-income families, and veterans are effectively represented in a civil litigation.