Big Ideas: Disrupting the status quo in civil justice
Sir Isaac Newton is credited with the premise that an object in motion stays in motion, unless acted on by an outside force.
The same is true for our civil justice system.
The issues that we at Legal Aid see every day, the issues that plague our clients and community, are not new -- generational poverty, health disparities, chronic stereotypes and stigmas, racism and discrimination, the justice gap.
These are the things that prevent our clients from controlling, improving, and enriching their own lives and the communities in which they live. They have been around for decades, and they will continue to fester -- unless something disrupts the pattern.
Big Ideas is Legal Aid's weekly commitment to shedding light on these issues and highlighting strategies that can disrupt them in a way that could bring about positive change. We invite you to join the dialogue by following us on social media.
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The realities of achieving American citizenship
Lead free homes: Protecting children from a lifetime of consequences
Work requirements for benefits: The impact on older Americans
Protecting the aging population
A fresh start for returning citizens
Hidden fees exacerbate eviction crisis
When home is spelled H-O-T-E-L
The "Scarlet E" - Overcoming an Eviction Record
Ohio's Shared Parenting Bill: A catalyst for conversation
Creditor lawsuits: Giving defendants a fair chance
Nursing home debt: Who is a responsible party?
Crushing student loan debt: there is hope
Taxes and the immigrant community
Lifting children out of poverty: The brief expansion of the Child Tax Credit
Public benefits benefit the public
It’s all connected: taxes, benefits, and family law
When getting more means some get less
Home for the holidays (part one)
Expanding justice gap puts more Americans at-risk
Thanksgiving: Welcomed at the table?
Giving veterans the benefits they deserve - LGBTQ+ veterans and spouses
Giving veterans the benefits they deserve - PACT Act
Working together to provide access to justice
Ohio is pulling a reverse Robin Hood
Using pets to perpetuate abuse
He did it, and so can you: Interview with a volunteer
Infant and maternal health, race, and the Dobbs decision
Ruby Bridges and The Problem We All Continue to Live With
Forgiving student loan debt is not only vital, it's humane
An open letter to survivors' advocates - and an invitation.
Estate planning is for everyone
Beyond equality: Supporting women in the workplace
Ohio's EdChoice leaves students behind
Supporting minority businesses IS community redevelopment
Remembering General Order Number 3
Fewer gun regulations puts victims at increased risk
Let's let fewer kids be homeless
Serving clients creates advocates for justice
Justice helps bridge our political divide
We still have debtors' prisons in 2022
How to solve the eviction crisis
This landlord wants 80% fewer evictions
Roots matter: Housing stability is critical
Immigration attorney talks crisis in Ukraine
Point/Counterpoint: Major potential impacts of HB 508
SCOTUS nomination shows how far we've come
58 years later, our war on poverty continues
Thanks for celebrating Black History Month with us
Racism IS a public health crisis, but it's not new
Legal Aid Amplifies Black voices for Black History Month
Medicaid: It's not really about eligibility
Taxes: The great equalizer... or not
So you're being stalked? Prove it.
Credit costs more for the poor
Through the lens of an intake worker
We are thankful for our community
We served, too: Celebrating LGBTQ+ veterans
When numbers don't tell the whole story
Finally, food stamps get slightly better
Building power for better housing
Confront domestic abuse and the lifeline I needed
Bridging the justice gap: Volunteers matter
Generation of stories, nation of immigrants
Race shouldn't dictate your health
Intimate Partner Violence - Leaving is complicated: One survivor's story
Detention now means prison later
The COVID slide and students with special needs
Fair school funding combats structural racism (8/4/2021)
Team USA: Patriotism means questioning our justice system (7/28/2021)
Let's stop pretending people don't want to work (7/21/2021)
Empowering moms helps babies be healthier (7/14/2021)
We're falling off the eviction cliff. (We just don't know it, yet.) (7/7/2021)
Let's give kids their dads back (6/30/2021)
LGBTQ+ rights are human rights (6/23/2021)
Celebrate Juneteenth by recognizing structural racism (6/16/2021)
Banning income discrimination promotes more inclusive cities (6/9/2021)