Stand SMART Issue 10 – The Case for Collaboration: Strengthening Ties Between Civil Legal Aid and Veteran-Serving Organizations
Our latest publication, “The Case for Collaboration: Strengthening Ties Between Civil Legal-Aid and Veteran-Serving Organizations” responds to an urgent need. In low-income households with veterans or service members, 76 percent reported experiencing at least one civil legal problem in 2021, and 44 percent had five or more civil legal problems. These same household reported receiving inadequate or no professional legal help for 84 percent of their civil legal problems.
This issue urges veterans’ service providers to maintain a “no wrong door” policy to build relationships with civil legal-aid providers to comprehensively address veterans’ needs and fill this service gap.
About Stand SMART For Heroes
The Bob Woodruff Foundation partners with best-in-class scientific organizations to provide important research to organizations that represent and serve veterans, service members, families, and caregivers. Through our Stand SMART publications, we highlight and share our research findings.