California’s Model Approaches grant is a three-year grant from the federal Administration for Community Living shared by the Legal Aid Association of California, the California Department of Aging, the Senior Legal Hotline, and OneJustice. Through this grant, we are working to bridge the gap between the needs of elders in California and the current legal system’s ability to meet those needs, target seniors with the most need among the state’s huge, diverse population, and reduce serious disparities in the existing availability of legal help.
This grant is the second phase of Model Approaches in California. The first phase began in 2009 and ended in 2013.
During Phase I, LAAC published a series of studies, linked here. Many of you have worked with us on one or more of these assessments–thank you so much for your participation! We could not have completed these projects without your expertise.
Why we’re involved
Because LAAC serves in a statewide coordination role, we are particularly well-placed to assess the statewide system’s ability to address the legal needs of older Californians.
The Model Approaches partners have convened both statewide and regional meetings for advocates serving older Californians. These meetings provide advocates an opportunity to gather in person for training, networking, and working together to improve coordination in the senior legal services community.