COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 10, 2020) — The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation released its 2019 annual report. The report highlights the life-changing legal work supported by the Foundation which transformed the lives of almost 141,000 Ohioans, the responsive action on crises like the Dayton tornadoes, and the innovative projects which created access to reliable legal information and referrals for all Ohioans.

“2019 was a significant year for the Foundation,” said Angie Lloyd, executive director of the Foundation. “We celebrated our 25th anniversary, announced our new name, created and launched Ohio Legal Help and the Ohio Justice Bus, and fulfilled our core mission of funding Ohio’s legal aid programs.”

In 2019, Ohio’s legal aids helped:

  • 4,987 veterans
  • 17,329 seniors
  • 10,179 survivors of domestic violence
  • 60,332 children

The 2019 annual report highlights the work funded by the Foundation and the Ohioans and communities that benefit. The report can be downloaded here.

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation improves fairness and access to justice for all Ohioans. Established in 1994 as the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the Foundation funds Ohio’s legal aids through the IOLTA/IOTA program, a civil filing fee surcharge, and donations. Legal aid helps families, children, veterans, seniors, and other Ohioans struggling to make ends meet get back on their feet and on the road to self-sufficiency. Through the Foundation’s work, Ohioans have access to legal help, advice, and representation, which ensures fairness for all in the justice system.