I’d like to share a couple of stories we’ve got on our website about the work we do. As you may already know, we’re piloting several new services with money from the Ministry of Justice — which ends in March 2017 unless we can secure more funding.
One of the pilot projects that’s showing real value is the Parents Legal Centre (lead lawyer Katrina Harry is pictured). It represents a culture shift in how child protection matters are handled. Read about how our team helps keep families together. For more about the pilot, the Vancouver Sun’s Ian Mulgrew did an excellent piece on it: Pilot legal aid project supporting families.
We’re also piloting a program that expands the services of criminal duty counsel. When a client is accepted into the program, one lawyer, instead of whoever’s scheduled on court day, helps the client to resolve his or her case with fewer court appearances. Read how the service is good for clients and the courts here.
LSS is currently preparing business cases on these and other pilot projects.