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Race shouldn’t dictate your health


by Marie Curry, Managing Attorney It’s been over a year since Ohio’s Minority Health Strike Force issued its blueprint on advancing health equity following the initial impact of COVID-19 on our state. This document laid out 34 ways to actively res...

Intimate Partner Violence - Leaving is complicated: One survivor's story


By Jodi Roberts, Communications & Development Manager I knew I was in trouble, big trouble, one month into my marriage, when my husband’s threatening rage sent me fleeing from my home in fear for my life. But it took 13 difficult years to...

Legal Aid's statement on Supreme Court blocking eviction moratorium


Statement from Steven McGarrity, executive director Community Legal Aid is disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block an extension of the eviction moratorium, but we remain dedicated to helping residents in central northeast Ohio...

Detention now means prison later


By Ayesha Cotton, managing attorney School sets children on a pathway for the rest of their lives. That pathway is dictated by adults -- parents, teachers and other school personnel -- and systems that guide and shape their experiences. ...

The COVID slide and students with special needs


By Clinton Householder, staff attorney There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the educational landscape for Ohio’s children, parents, and educators. Schools were forced to make rapid changes in how they delivered services ...

Ohio tax-payers are being double taxed: Legal Aid files lawsuit


A lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of Ohio claims the Ohio Department of Taxation is improperly collecting taxes from taxpayers across the state. The lawsuit, filed by Community Legal Aid, names Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain and Ohio T...

Fair school funding combats structural racism


By Andrea Burton and Marie Curry, managing attorneys When Governor DeWine signed Ohio’s new biennium budget, he signed into law a new provision for how public schools are funded. The Fair School Funding model won’t just increase resources for scho...

Team USA: Patriotism means questioning our justice system


by Maria Duvuvuei, communications and development director News outlets and social media networks blew up over the weekend with the opening ceremony of the Olympics. The swelling of pride that typically surrounds the international sporting e...

Let's stop pretending people don't want to work


By Michelle Wrona Fox, attorney Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen our applications for assistance with unemployment issues increase by 400%. You read that right. 400%. Last year alone, we represented more than 1,100 people with unem...

Empowering moms helps babies be healthier


by Marie Curry, Managing Attorney Infant mortality has been an ongoing public health crisis in the United States for over 100 years, and we have made great strides since we started tracking the data in 1915. Ohio, however, continues t...