New District Court Eviction Protocol
On June 1, the District Court began scheduling eviction hearings for some non-payment cases. Read more about the Court's phased reopening and how you can apply for rental assistance.
Students' Right to an Education
On November 28, 2018, the Center for Justice filed a federal class action suit on behalf of all Rhode Island public-school students, asserting that they have a Constitutional right to an education that is being denied in underfunded school districts.
Family Preparedness Plan / El Plan de Preparación Familiar
The FPP is a free resource for Rhode Island residents at risk of being deported or detained, with instructions on how to appoint a legal guardian or caregiver who would be in charge of their children if they were to become absent.
El PPF es dirigido a los habitantes de Rhode Island que están en riesgo de ser deportados o detenidos, con instrucciones sobre como nombrar a un tutor o cuidador legal que quedaría a cargo de sus hijos e hijas en caso de que se ausenten.
Tenant Advocacy Project
Through bi-monthly clinics, Center for Justice staff attorneys provide brief advice, counsel and where appropriate, full legal representation for low-income tenants struggling with substandard conditions issues.
Protections for Utility Consumers
Thanks to litigation by the Center for Justice and the George Wiley Center, National Grid overhauled its customer service, debt collection, and termination policies and practices affecting more than 3,000 seriously ill and disabled electric and gas utility consumers throughout the State.
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