Legal Aid Alberta required adequate, sustainable and predictable funding to ensure Alberta's most vulunerable have access to justice.
LAA provides services to more than 230,000 Albertans each year through a broad range of services including family, child welfare, adult and youth criminal, refugee and immigration, and civil.
LAA is of significant benefit to Albertans, representing an annual cost savings to Alberta taxpayers of more than $100 million. Beacuse of the breadth of its services, it assist individuals in achieving timely resolution of their legal issues. This reduces the strain on other social services, and it improves people's ability to retain employment and helps avoid the triggering of other legal and socioeconomic problems. There are also many positive impact areas in social support systems, health care and policing.
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