Our Principal Priorities Include

Inspiring Equal Justice

  • It would take me a long time to understand how systems inflict pain and hardship in people's lives and to learn that being kind in an unjust system is not enough

    Helen Prejean

  • A leader is a planter—a planter of ideas, seeds of change, and a vision for justice

    Artika Tyner

  • Let's make justice a process, not an afterthought

    Simon S. Tam

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Our Mission

Rhode Island Legal Services provides high quality legal assistance and representation to low-income individuals and eligible client groups for the purpose of improving their economic condition and overall wellbeing by protecting and enforcing legal rights, stabilizing the family unit and communities where clients live, promoting self reliance, ending domestic violence, preventing homelessness, affording dignity to all people, and reaching out to groups with added burdens on their ability to access the civil justice system.