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Somali Legal Asset Assessment

The Legal Rights Center (LRC) has provided community-based criminal and juvenile defense services to low-income Hennepin County residents since 1970. Providers of legal services to Somalis often find themselves unable to locate the best resource referral for a client with a specific need. Particular resources are often hard to track down and providers need a robust resource guide to know how to keep up with services by means of affiliated individuals’ and organizations’ names and secondary phone numbers. Leah Entenmann, a Public Policy student at the Humphrey School will assess the barriers Somalis face in seeking legal help, conduct surveys and one-on-one interviews and develop a resource guide. The results will be used to allow LRC to provide high quality legal services over the long term.

Project Award Date: 
2011-01-13
Community organization or agency: 
Legal Rights Center
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