Legal Services Corporation: Improvements Needed In Governance, Accountability, And Grants Management And Oversight : Congressional Testimony

Author: Jeanette Franzel
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: management, grants, oversight, congressional, testimony, accountability, governance, services, corporation, improvements, needed, legal
Number of Pages: 15
Published: 2009-02-01
ISBN-10: 1437905900
ISBN-13: 9781437905908

Book Description:

Discusses a recent review of Legal Services Corp.żs (LSC) governance, accountability and grants management practices. LSCżs mission is to make fed. funding available to provide legal assistance in civil matters to low-income people throughout the U.S. on everyday legal problems. LSC provides financial assistance through grants to legal service providers who serve low-income members of the community who would otherwise not be able to afford legal assistance. It is highly dependent on fed. appropriations for its operations. LSC received $348.6 million in appropriations for FY 2007, which made up about 99% of its total funding. In 2007, LSC served clients through 137 grantees with more than 900 offices across the U.S.

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