Using the Law to Fight Poverty in Ohio
The Ohio Poverty Law Center is a nonprofit law office that pursues statewide policy and systemic advocacy to expand, protect, and enforce the legal rights of low-income Ohioans.
Linda Cook, OPLC Senior Attorney, testifying in opposition to an anti-consumer bill at the Ohio Statehouse
The Ohio Poverty Law Center seeks to:
- Protect and expand crucial safety net programs for low-income Ohioans who need help to meet their basic needs.
- Expand and improve economic and employment opportunities for low-income Ohioans to enable them to be more self-sufficient and reduce their dependence on safety net programs.
- Ensure that low-income Ohio children have access to a high quality education and the right to attend school free of discrimination and criminalization.
- Defend and expand consumer protections for low-income Ohioans to enable them to achieve greater economic stability and safety.
- Defend and expand housing protections for low-income Ohioans to enable them to achieve and maintain safe, stable, affordable housing.
- Protect, expand, and enforce Ohio's domestic relations and domestic violence laws.
- Fight the stigmatization and exploitation of, and discrimination against, low-income people and other vulnerable Ohioans.
- Improve access to judicial and administrative recourse for low-income Ohioans and also improve the operations and efficiency of these systems.
OPLC's office building at 555 Buttles Avenue in Columbus
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