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DC Social Justice Transformations Network 

The DC SJTN creates space for service providers to meet, collaborate and identify strategic action steps for establishing and advancing an anti-racist, anti-poverty, user-centered system that promotes the wellbeing of all District residents.

 

We have begun by establishing a coordinated intake and referral system in DC, ensuring fair and easy access to legal aid services. Our vision is to foster trust and  collective action with and among other sectors and actors through a variety of initiatives that bridge knowledge and resource gaps.

The DC Social Justice Transformations Network will host its next convening in person on

November 7

Save The Date!

Time 12 - 4:30 pm

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ABOUT THE DC SOCIAL JUSTICE TRANSFORMATIONS NETWORK
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Why Are We Here?

It’s challenging to get legal help in the District of Columbia.  Too many people in crisis need help, and we don’t make that easy for them. It is understood that wealth and power have the advantage in civil court. Therefore, in June 2021, the DC Bar Foundation brought together nearly 60 legal aid providers, funders, community activists, social services providers, government, technology, and other stakeholders to discuss how to reimagine a more equitable civil justice system in DC. The DC Legal Aid Transformations Network - now called the DC Social Justice Transformations Network (DC SJTN) - grew out of this convening. ​

DC Social Justice Transformations Network Public Data Dashboard

This Public Data Dashboard Portal will provide a bird’s eye view of the DC Social Justice Transformations Network and how we are connected. Over a two-year span, in June 2021 and Fall 2022 we conducted two network surveys to gain insight about how the network is doing, the progress we’ve made, and about the existing ecosystem of organizations and community stakeholders that currently support access to legal aid for District residents.

WHERE ARE WE NOW
DC SJTN: NETWORK MAPPING UPDATES

In 2021, the Foundation partnered with Visible Network Labs to create a map of DC's civil legal aid network. This mapping displays the existing relationships between organizations within the network and is being used to inform our understanding of how to improve our city's civil legal aid network so that it works for all residents.

 

Click the links below to read Visible Network Labs' full reports on the DC Social Justice Transformations Network and this network mapping exercise. 

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