Last year, JAMLAC was blessed with 86 volunteers that gave approximately 2,500 hours of service. These volunteers were interns, law students, attorneys, advocates and lay persons. "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute, speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy." Proverbs 31:8-9
In partnership with the Christian Legal Society, JAMLAC provided legal consultation to an additional 1,067 low-income individuals through nine triage clinics.
Last year, JAMLAC served 898 low-income clients, 97% of whom were victims of crime. The availability of a lawyer is one of the most important factors in determining whether a victim of domestic violence will return to an abusive relationship. When the legal needs of a low-income person are addressed, their capacity to shape their own world is strengthened.