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EVALUATION OF LEGAL SERVICES MAPPING

Updated: 14 October 2005

OBJECTIVE:
In the interest of furthering our mission to promote efficiency and effectiveness in the activities and operations of LSC and its grantees area, the LSC OIG conducted a concept evaluation to determine the utility of mapping in support of legal services strategic and operations management at the local, state and national levels.

OVERVIEW:

This project identified, prototyped, documented and assessed the maps and census poverty information that are valuable to legal services decision-makers. The maps visualize the geographic distribution and changes of the poverty and the LSC income-eligible populations. They compare the potential legal services client base to legal services closed cases at various scales to give macro and micro-level views on the legal services environment and access to legal services to low-income individuals from a geographic perspective. As such, this evaluation also serves as a demonstration project for the application of geographic information technologies in the legal services environment and its possible replication and deployment elsewhere. This web page provides detailed information on both the evaluation's results and technical best practices. More overview...

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CONTACT:

David Maddox, 202 295 1653, DM@oig.lsc.gov
URL: http://www.oig.lsc.gov/mapping/mapping.htm

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