Legal

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  • Adult Diversion (1)
    FF-0500.1800-050

    Adult Diversion

    FF-0500.1800-050

    Community-based programs that provide individual and group counseling, educational services or other prescribed social services for adults who have been arrested for a misdemeanor such as drunkenness, domestic violence, drug crimes or traffic violations and directed to participate in a corrective program in lieu of prosecution or, in some cases, sentencing for the offense.
  • Adult Probation (1)
    FF-0500.6550-050

    Adult Probation

    FF-0500.6550-050

    Programs that provide formal supervision and support for adults who have been convicted of an offense and released into the community under the supervision of a probation officer, usually in lieu of incarceration. The individual must agree to standards of conduct specified by the court for a set amount of time, usually for one year. Violations of the agreement subject the individual to revocation of his or her liberty.
  • Adult Protective Intervention/Investigation (1)
    PH-6500.0500-050

    Adult Protective Intervention/Investigation

    PH-6500.0500-050

    Programs that investigate and intervene on behalf of adults who are unable to act on their own behalf, manage their own affairs, or who are in immediate danger due to physical or emotional abuse, unsafe or hazardous living conditions, exploitation, neglect or abandonment. Services may include removal of the individual to safer surroundings, authorization for medical treatment and other available services necessary to remove the conditions which have created a threat to life. Included are programs that receive reports of and investigate elder abuse involving noninstitutionalized adults.
  • Adult Protective Services (2)
    PH-6500.0500

    Adult Protective Services

    PH-6500.0500

    Programs that provide assistance for adults who are unable to act on their own behalf or manage their own affairs, or who are in immediate danger due to physical or emotional abuse, unsafe or hazardous living conditions, exploitation, neglect or abandonment.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (1)
    FP-0700

    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    FP-0700

    Programs that offer procedures for settling disputes which serve as alternatives to a conventional court trial. ADR procedures are less costly than litigation, produce a settlement more quickly, allow for more flexibility, preserve relationships among parties, permit confidentiality and can produce solutions that are satisfactory to both parties rather than a winner and a loser.
  • Arbitration (1)
    FP-0700.1000

    Arbitration

    FP-0700.1000

    Programs that provide an impartial third person who is selected by the parties to a dispute or appointed by an outside body, who presides over a hearing at which both parties have an opportunity to be heard, and who issues an award that both parties have agreed in advance to accept as final. Included are compulsory arbitration in which the consent of one of the parties is enforced by statutory provisions, voluntary arbitration which involves mutual and free consent by both parties, interest arbitration in which the terms of a contract are settled, and grievance arbitration which concerns the violation or interpretation of an existing contract.
  • Athletic Fields/Courts (6)
    PL-6400.7000-050

    Athletic Fields/Courts

    PL-6400.7000-050

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, playing fields and paved areas that are appropriately structured and equipped for use in a variety of sports and games.
  • Birth Certificates (1)
    DF-7000.1200

    Birth Certificates

    DF-7000.1200

    Programs that maintain and, where appropriate, provide copies of birth certificates, i.e., documents which certify the date and place of a person's birth as well as his/her parentage. Available in most jurisdictions are authorized copies which are required to obtain a driver’s license, passport, Social Security card and other services related to an individual’s identity; and informational copies which cannot be used to establish a person’s identity. Only individuals designated by law have access to authorized copies of a person's birth certificate.
  • Certificates/Forms Assistance (7)
    FP-1500

    Certificates/Forms Assistance

    FP-1500

    Programs that help people obtain, complete and/or file official forms, certificates, documents, applications or other paperwork that is required to apply for benefits or services, initiate or respond to legal action or to officially handle or document the occurrence of a transaction; that help people acquire copies of official documents on file elsewhere; or that review legal documentation an individual has received to help explain its meaning.
  • Class Action Litigation (1)
    FP-2000

    Class Action Litigation

    FP-2000

    Programs that handle suits that have been filed by one or more individuals on behalf of a large group of people who have a common interest. Class action litigation is allowable when there is an ascertainable class, when the people constituting the class are so numerous that it is impractical to bring them all to court, when it is clear that there is adequate representation for all, and when there is a well-defined community of interest in the questions of law and fact affecting the parties to be represented.
  • Community Crime Prevention Programs (1)
    FN-1500.1550

    Community Crime Prevention Programs

    FN-1500.1550

    Programs that involve the business, religious or residential community in planning, funding or implementing a crime prevention program, often in cooperation with the local criminal justice system.
  • Court Ordered Individuals (1)
    YP-1450

    Court Ordered Individuals

    YP-1450

    Individuals who have been convicted of an offense and sentenced by the court to do community service or participate in a designated treatment program or training in lieu of or in addition to other sanctions; or are involved in legal proceedings such as divorce actions and have been required by the court to attend education or counseling sessions relative to the action, e.g., a divorce education program or parenting classes.
  • Crime Investigation (1)
    FN-1300

    Crime Investigation

    FN-1300

    Law enforcement programs that prevent crimes that have been planned when tip information makes this possible; intervene to stop crimes that are in progress; and examine the circumstances surrounding an alleged crime or other infraction of the law and determine whether a crime was committed, the nature of the crime, the identity of the victim, the means employed, the time and location of its occurrence, the identity of the offender, the validity of any allegations, the conclusiveness of the evidence and the appropriate course of action.
  • Crime Prevention (4)
    FN-1500

    Crime Prevention

    FN-1500

    Programs that help individuals and the general public protect themselves against crime or prevent its occurrence.
  • Crime Victim/Witness Counseling (1)
    RP-1400.8000-160

    Crime Victim/Witness Counseling

    RP-1400.8000-160

    Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance in a variety of settings for individuals and families who are attempting to deal with their fears, their feelings of being violated and other negative aftereffects of being burglarized, robbed, assaulted or otherwise victimized. Also included are programs that provide counseling for people who have been traumatized by witnessing an act of violence.
  • Crime Witness Support (1)
    FN-2100

    Crime Witness Support

    FN-2100

    Programs that provide a variety of supportive services for people who have witnessed a crime which may include crisis counseling, shelter away from their homes, escort services, transportation, child care, financial assistance, protective services, information about the mechanics of court proceedings and/or advice and guidance concerning court appearances. Some programs focus specifically on child witnesses and help to prepare them for what they will experience in the courtroom.
  • Criminal Justice and Legal Services (1)
    F

    Criminal Justice and Legal Services

    F

    Programs that promote and preserve the conditions that enable community residents to live in a safe and peaceful environment through the enforcement of laws that protect life and property and the administration of justice according to the principles of law and equity. Included are crime prevention programs as well as programs that investigate and make arrests for criminal behavior; provide support for witnesses to and victims of crimes; and provide for the arraignment, prosecution and defense, judgment, sentencing, confinement and eventual release and resettlement of offenders.
  • Discrimination Assistance (1)
    FT-1800

    Discrimination Assistance

    FT-1800

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been treated unfairly or denied normal privileges based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
  • District Attorney (2)
    FJ-6700.1800

    District Attorney

    FJ-6700.1800

    The chief prosecuting officer for the county who is responsible for initiating charges and prosecuting people, including juveniles, who have been accused of felony and misdemeanor offenses; enforcing laws which require responsible people to support their dependents; and investigating allegations of major fraud, organized criminal activity and corruption as well as unlawful conduct by public officials.
  • Diversion Programs (1)
    FF-0500.1800

    Diversion Programs

    FF-0500.1800

    Community-based programs that provide and/or coordinate the delivery of individual, group and family counseling, training, employment assistance and other prescribed social services for individuals who have been arrested for a minor offense and directed to participate in an educational or treatment program in lieu of prosecution for the offense. In most cases, the courts suspend prosecution for a prescribed period and dismiss charges altogether against those who successfully complete the program. Included are jail diversion programs which ensure that mentally ill offenders receive treatment and support services rather than spend time in jail.
  • Divorce Assistance (1)
    FT-3000.1700

    Divorce Assistance

    FT-3000.1700

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are initiating or responding to a suit for an annulment of their marriage, which establishes that a marital status never existed; a legal separation, which suspends the marriage so far as concerns the cohabitation of the two parties; or a divorce, which totally dissolves the marriage relationship. These programs may also discuss and represent the individual's interests regarding distribution of property assets and parenting issues regarding any children.
  • Driver Licenses (1)
    DF-7000.1850

    Driver Licenses

    DF-7000.1850

    Programs that issue permits which provide written authorization for an individual to operate a motor vehicle on public roads and highways following successful completion of a written and/or driving examination and a vision test. These programs also renew driver licenses that are about to expire, replace driver licenses that are lost or stolen, and process name and address changes.
  • Education Discrimination Assistance (1)
    FT-1800.1800

    Education Discrimination Assistance

    FT-1800.1800

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe they have been denied equal access to student loans or scholarships, or to educational programs at preschool, elementary, secondary, vocational, postsecondary, postgraduate or professional school levels based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
  • Elder Abuse Prevention (1)
    FN-1500.1900-180

    Elder Abuse Prevention

    FN-1500.1900-180

    Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of financial, emotional, physical and sexual abuse or intimidation of elderly people and dependent adults by members of their families or other caregivers through a variety of educational interventions which are aimed at the likely victims of abuse, potential perpetrators, people who work with families and/or the community at large.
  • Elder Law (1)
    FT-2450

    Elder Law

    FT-2450

    Programs that provide information and guidance for individuals who need assistance in the area of law which relates to the rights and needs of older adults, especially in the areas of age discrimination, consumer fraud, estate planning and management, living trusts, trust administration, probate, property law, retirement planning, pension benefits, Social Security benefits, Medicaid and Medicare, disability planning, long-term care alternatives, health care decisions, elder abuse, guardianships and conservatorships.
  • Employment Discrimination Assistance (2)
    FT-1800.1850

    Employment Discrimination Assistance

    FT-1800.1850

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been denied equal access to employment or that they have been treated unfairly as employees, i.e., that they were sexually harassed or denied equal pay for equal work, passed over for a promotion, denied training opportunities or fired on the basis of their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. Also included are programs that provide assistance for job applicants who feel they have been denied employment because of a military service obligation or help restore job seniority and pension rights which have been withheld from military service personnel because of an absence from work due to a service obligation.
  • Ex-Offender Halfway Houses (3)
    FF-1850

    Ex-Offender Halfway Houses

    FF-1850

    Community-based programs that provide congregate living arrangements and a wide variety of counseling and supportive services for ex-offenders who recently have been released from a correctional facility but who require a gradual transition from that highly structured and supervised way of a life to a relatively free and normal existence in the community.
  • Family Law Courts (1)
    FC-8200.8100-200

    Family Law Courts

    FC-8200.8100-200

    State courts that handle domestic relations cases including dissolution of marriages, nullification of marriages, legal separations, paternity actions, child custody, child support, visitation arrangements, spousal support and restraining orders; and which offer marriage and family counseling to help couples to reconcile or, if reconciliation is impossible, to reach an amicable agreement on a custody plan.
  • General Legal Aid (1)
    FT-3200

    General Legal Aid

    FT-3200

    Programs that provide legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals who need assistance in routine legal matters, usually in the area of bankruptcy, housing, public benefits, family law, elder law or immigration/naturalization.
  • Housing Discrimination Assistance (6)
    FT-1800.3000

    Housing Discrimination Assistance

    FT-1800.3000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been denied an opportunity to purchase, lease or rent the home or apartment of their choice due to their age, gender, family composition, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
  • Human Rights Groups (1)
    TD-1600.3100

    Human Rights Groups

    TD-1600.3100

    Organizations that work for legislation and other social measures that will more effectively protect the rights of the community as a whole or those of specific groups within the community.
  • Labor and Employment Law (1)
    FT-4150

    Labor and Employment Law

    FT-4150

    Programs that provide legal assistance for people who want to establish employment practices that will minimize or eliminate problems in the employment area or who need to resolve a dispute or initiate or respond to litigation which relates to their role as employers or employees, their rights and obligations. Labor and employment law deals with a variety of issues including ADA compliance, wage and hour compliance, workplace health and safety, interview and hiring practices, employee contracts, employee benefits, maternity/paternity leaves, medical leaves, supervision and discipline, workplace privacy, workplace violence, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
  • Landlord/Tenant Assistance (2)
    FT-4500

    Landlord/Tenant Assistance

    FT-4500

    Programs that provide assistance, information and support for tenants and/or landlords who are involved in rental housing disputes; or which administer state laws or local ordinances which govern rent control and other aspects of tenant/landlord relations.
  • Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution (1)
    FT-4500.4600

    Landlord/Tenant Dispute Resolution

    FT-4500.4600

    Programs that help tenants and landlords resolve disputes regarding security and other rental deposits, unsanitary conditions, failure to make repairs, privacy, notice requirements, excessive rent increases, nonpayment of rent, neglect or damage to property, overcrowding or other grievances.
  • Law Libraries (1)
    TJ-4400.8100-450

    Law Libraries

    TJ-4400.8100-450

    Libraries that are units of, or affiliated with, public or private legal education institutions which are organized and administered to meet the research needs of students and teaching staff. Also included are libraries which are owned or controlled by private law firms for use by their legal staff.
  • Lawyer Complaints (1)
    DD-1500.5250

    Lawyer Complaints

    DD-1500.5250

    Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding the licensing, incompetence, negligence, quality of service, excessive fees, fraud, misrepresentation, unprofessional conduct or other inappropriate business practices of individuals who are licensed to practice the law.
  • Lawyer Referral Services (1)
    FT-4800

    Lawyer Referral Services

    FT-4800

    Programs that maintain lists of private attorneys and link people who need legal assistance with lawyers who specialize in the required area of law.
  • Legal Education/Information (1)
    FR

    Legal Education/Information

    FR

    Programs whose primary purpose is to inform the public of the rights and responsibilities of individuals under the law, the need for crime prevention, protection and swift and effective administration of justice, the availability of resources to meet these needs and the issues and problems that relate to the provision of services in the criminal justice and legal area.
  • Legal Representation (1)
    FP-4500

    Legal Representation

    FP-4500

    Programs that are staffed by lawyers who appear on behalf of their clients in criminal, civil and/or administrative actions and proceedings in addition to offering legal advice and guidance.
  • Legal Services (3)
    FT

    Legal Services

    FT

    Programs that provide assistance in the form of advocacy, arbitration, class action litigation, legal counseling, legal representation, mediation, paralegal counseling, self-representation assistance and/or court watching which focus on a particular area of law.
  • Mediation (1)
    FP-0700.5000

    Mediation

    FP-0700.5000

    Programs that provide a neutral third person who is acceptable to all parties to a dispute who facilitates discussion between the parties and aids them in making their own settlement decisions.
  • Municipal Police (2)
    FL-6500

    Municipal Police

    FL-6500

    The local agency that is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances; preventing crime; investigating criminal activity; apprehending, arresting and detaining suspects; presenting evidence; regulating traffic; investigating traffic accidents and engaging in other activities that protect lives and property and preserve peace in the community.
  • Occupational/Professional Licensing and Certification (2)
    DF-4500.6300

    Occupational/Professional Licensing and Certification

    DF-4500.6300

    Programs that establish and enforce licensing and certification standards for the trades and professions that are subject to regulation, review applications for licenses, administer examinations to demonstrate competency, issue or deny licenses and/or revoke licenses and certificates or take disciplinary action for noncompliance with standards.
  • Patient Rights Assistance (3)
    FT-6200

    Patient Rights Assistance

    FT-6200

    Programs that provide information, education, advocacy and/or other forms of legal assistance which relate to the rights of people who are patients in a health or mental health care facility, who are residents of convalescent or other long or short-term care facilities including adult residential care homes, or who are incapacitated and are being cared for at home by family members. Services may also be available to significant others of these individuals.
  • Public Defender (2)
    FJ-6700.6500

    Public Defender

    FJ-6700.6500

    The attorney employed by the county to provide legal representation for all people, including juveniles, who are financially unable to furnish counsel for proceedings in criminal, juvenile, mental health or civil cases triable in Superior, Municipal or Justice Courts. Also included are federal public defenders, attorneys who are appointed by the court to represent individuals charged with federal offenses who cannot afford to retain their own attorney.
  • Public Guardianship/Conservatorship Programs (2)
    PH-6500.0500-680

    Public Guardianship/Conservatorship Programs

    PH-6500.0500-680

    Programs operated by a county, city, state or other public entities that are responsible for investigating the need for a guardian or conservator for all people who have been referred as allegedly incompetent or gravely disabled by mental illness or incapacity and which, upon appointment as guardian or conservator, are responsible for the care and custody of the individuals and/or the management of their estates.
  • Records/Licenses/Permits (1)
    DF-7000

    Records/Licenses/Permits

    DF-7000

    Programs that issue written personal permits to engage in activities that are regulated by government authority or which maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to documents which authenticate the occurrence of specific transactions, proceedings or events. Also included are programs that evaluate records, licenses or permits issued by foreign authorities and produce written certification of equivalency to U.S. standards.
  • Sheriff (1)
    FL-8200

    Sheriff

    FL-8200

    The county agency that is responsible for enforcing all laws and regulations, preventing crime, investigating criminal activity, apprehending, arresting and detaining suspects, preventing and suppressing delinquency and engaging in other activities that protect lives and property and preserve peace in the community.
  • Social Services for Military Personnel (1)
    TM-8200

    Social Services for Military Personnel

    TM-8200

    Public or private organizations like the USO that provide adjunctive supportive services for military personnel throughout the world which may include information, opportunities for recreation and socialization, entertainment, emergency leave assistance, lost baggage assistance, travel information, visa and passport assistance and rest facilities for individuals in transit.
  • Tax Information (1)
    DT-8700

    Tax Information

    DT-8700

    Programs that provide general information about the tax obligations of individuals, businesses, corporations and other entities, or details regarding specific tax credit, exemption, postponement or rebate programs for which they may be eligible.
  • Veteran Benefits Assistance (1)
    FT-1000.9000

    Veteran Benefits Assistance

    FT-1000.9000

    Programs that provide assistance for veterans who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law based on service to their country. The programs may help veterans understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided by the program, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs staff; and/or represent them in administrative processes or judicial litigation. Included are veteran rights organizations that offer a range of advocacy services as well as legal aid programs that offer more formalized legal assistance.
 
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