Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Executive Director, Angela M. Lloyd, issued the following statement upon passage of the budget:

“I commend Governor DeWine and the Ohio House and Senate for their investment in civil legal aid. Through a targeted allocation of $1 million in General Revenue Support over the biennium, legal aid can enhance their work helping our veterans and individuals and families impacted by substance abuse disorders address civil legal problems that stand in their way of living safe, stable, and healthy lives. With every dollar dedicated to legal aid returning $2.90 to Ohio’s economy, the state’s investment goes beyond helping individuals and families to strengthen our broader communities.”