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Legal Aid Attorney at Diversion Hub

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

Award Date: February 8, 2024
Awarded: $110,000

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma (LASO) is a non-profit public service law firm serving the legal needs of low-income persons in Oklahoma. LASO provides direct legal services including full representation, brief services, or advice, and outreach/education to raise awareness of available services. This grant will provide for one year of gap funding to pilot a legal assistance program in partnership with Oklahoma County Diversion Hub. The LASO attorney will provide legal representation to low-income individuals in Oklahoma County at risk of continued system involvement, including new warrants, due to unresolved legal costs. The grant also provides funding for LASO to engage with Fines and Fees Freedom Fund to collect, evaluate, and use data acquired during the project period to further develop and implement ways to reduce the financial burden of the system on low-income individuals.