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Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. needs your input in shaping our delivery system, our program priorities and the kind of cases we accept.   

* 1. Which of the following best describes you or where you work?

* 2. In what county (or counties) does your target client live?

* 3. Top four Consumer Finance legal needs with "1" being the greatest and "4" being the least.

* 4. Top four Education legal needs with "1" being the greatest and "4" being the least.

* 5. Top five Employment legal needs with "1" being the greatest and "5" being the least.

* 6. Top four Family Law legal needs with "1" being the greatest and "4" being the least.

* 7. Top five health legal needs with "1" being the greatest and "5" the least.

* 8. Top four Housing legal needs with "I" being the greatest and "4" the least.

* 9. Top four Public Benefits legal needs with "1" being the greatest and "4" the least.

* 10. Top four Reentry legal needs with "1" being the greatest and "4" being the least.

* 11. How important is it that RILS focus on the following housing areas:

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Public and Subsidized
Housing
Foreclosure
Prevention
Private Landlord
Tenant and Eviction Defense
Housing Discrimination

* 12. How important is it that RILS focus on the following Public Benefits:

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
RI Works
SNAP (Foodstamps)
Social Security and SSI
Veterans Benefits
Unemployment Compensation

* 13. How important is it that RILS focus on the following healthy community areas:

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Access to health
Insurance - Medicaid
Medicare
Environmental justice
Police Community Relations

* 14. How important is it that RILS focus its resources on Family Safety and Preservation areas?

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Domestic Abuse
Divorce, custody and visitation
Child Support
Termination of Parental Rights

* 15. How important is it that RILS focus its resources on the following Financial Stability areas:

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Bankruptcy and Reduction of Consumer Debt
Resolution of tax disputes
Public Utilities
Expungement or sealing
of minor criminal records
Workers Rights or Employment assistance

* 16. How important is it that RILS focus its resources on the following education areas:

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Inappropriate  School Suspensions
Address Systemic Issues
Enforcement of Special  Education Laws

* 17. How important is it that RILS focus its resources on the following Outreach and Community Legal Education areas:

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Maintain websites
Conduct Community
Outreach Seminars
Maintain a
Facebook Page
Actively Tweet
RILS Accomplishments
Reach Out to
Underserved Populations

* 18. How important is it that RILS focus its resources on assisting unrepresented litigants in the following areas:

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Distribution
of Pro Se  materials
 
Collaborate with stakeholders to provide
legal Aid services

* 19. Please rank the following in order of list of priorities "1" being the highest and "6" being the lowest.

* 20. Please identify emerging legal issues on which RILS should focus its resources.

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