Economic Justice Program

civil advocacy smThe Economic Justice Program provides assistance to individuals and families in Central Virginia who face legal dilemmas related to housing, public benefits, employment, healthcare, consumer protection, or the rights of the elderly, and engages in systematic advocacy with and on behalf of low-income people in these issue areas. In addition to assisting individuals with specific problems, we conduct outreach and provide education to both community members and social  service workers in order to increase community capacity for solving these problems. We help people learn about their legal rights and responsibilities, and supply the information they need to receive fair treatment. We also work with other service organizations and collaborate with private attorneys, law schools and social service agencies.