Archives for December 2020

4 Things Our Communities Can Do to Provide Legal Aid to Low-Income and Disabled People

There are currently 61 million disabled individuals in the United States, and this population is often denied healthcare and necessary coverage. In recent years, the Trump administration rolled back many protections for disabled individuals, including ADA protections, and made it harder for people to file for disability and social security income. While there is still that must be done to turn around years of oppression that the disabled experience, some things are turning around now that President-Elect Biden plans to reform social security and supplemental income. However,… [Read more]

The Systems and Legislation We Need to Protect Children

As COVID continues to spread around the world, the topic of public health is of paramount importance. But it would be a mistake to view the novel coronavirus pandemic solely in regards to physical health: the virus is also linked (directly and indirectly) to poor mental health, including anxiety and depression. 

Children have been especially hard hit in terms of mental health, post-COVID, as they may be more likely to experience abuse, neglect, and/or household dysfunction in the wake of shelter-in-place orders and social distancing mandates.… [Read more]