Nearly 20k residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California as a result of the wildfires that have been burning for days, and CBS just reported that more than 14,000 buildings are being threatened by potential damage from the wildfire at this point. As of July 31st, there are more than 17 large fires currently burning across California.
‘The Commerce Department is soliciting public comments on the 2020 Census to help evaluate the quality of information the questionnaire will collect. That means all of us can speak directly to the current administration about the critical need for a fair and accurate census.’ If you’d like voice your concern regarding the proposed citizenship 2020 census question, […]
The LSFN’s continued impact on the legal services continuum is dependent on its members’ expertise in the issues affecting the communities it strives to support. LSFN member Brian Blalock, Director, Law + Policy at Tipping Point, was recently interviewed by Medium.com, where he shed light on the youth homelessness epidemic and shared his vision for […]
Legal aid after a disaster – essential services, in need of funding Lone Star Legal Aid’s Houston office was destroyed by an explosion and fire. Repost of original OneJustice post Like so many of you, the OneJustice team has been watching the painful news from Houston and other areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The devastation […]
On July 19th several members of the LSFN participated in a visit to the San Francisco Veterans Justice Court, which is described as ‘a collaborative court that demonstrates a true partnership among community stakeholders and city partners. Veterans returning from the current conflicts and separating from the military are already appearing in San Francisco jails […]
Increased Funding to CA’s Equal Justice Fund: JUNE, 27TH, 2017 | SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, Governor Jerry Brown signed the California State Budget, including increased funding for legal aid. California lawmakers passed the state’s budget on June 15th following months of hearings and negotiations. That budget, now carrying the Governor’s final approval, contains more […]