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Story of Justice: Prudence gets an overpayment notice from Social Security

Prudence gets an overpayment notice from Social Security Background *Prudence, a 75-year-old senior, went to pick up the mail in the morning when she noticed an envelope from Social Security. When she opened the envelope, she was surprised to see that this was actually a notice informing her that she had been overpaid $7000 in...
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Justice Department Awards Nearly $350k to Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida

Justice Department Awards Nearly $350k to Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida for Victims of Human Trafficking On February 17, 2022 Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA) announced it has received a grant from The Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) in the amount of $349,995. With only four of...
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National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Since 2010, the month has been dedicated to raising awareness about the different forms of human trafficking, also known as modern slavery, and educating people about this crime and how to spot it. “Did you know that Florida ranks third  in the country for reports of...
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Story of Justice: Claire’s benefits are terminated for not having access to her mailbox

Claire’s benefits are terminated for not having access to her mailbox Background On a Tuesday morning, Claire*, a struggling senior, received a letter from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF). The letter explained they were terminating her food stamp benefits for failure to reapply on time. It all stemmed from an ongoing dispute...
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Story of Justice: Cindy fights for her house during divorce

Cindy fights for her house during divorce Background Cindy*, a 26- year old mother of two, had obtained a Final Judgment of Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence against her husband Luca* – for the second time on her own. Cindy had a pending case to obtain child support from Luca, who had served her...
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