Letter To The Editor

Legal Aid Faces Fiscal Challenges In New Year

The Connecticut Law Tribune

As the New Year begins, legal aid programs dedicated to the assistance of low-income state residents are faced with multiple challenges. First, the clients we serve are particularly challenged in this terrible economy. Jobs are scarce, especially for those with limited skills or education. As a result, the number of people relying on food stamps in Connecticut has almost doubled since 2007. People with disabilities, who cannot find work in a booming economy, need help even more when times are rough. And people facing discrimination or physical abuse have fewer options.

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