This spring, the Racial Justice Committee (RJC) of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) released its 2017 Report to the Community.
The 2017 report highlights SMRLS' ongoing involvement with several healthcare - legal partnerships, its expungement clinics work in St. Paul, and its “Know Your Rights” anti-offensive speech outreach events.
The annual report has three primary purposes:
- Create awareness of how SMRLS is involved within the community;
- Create awareness of the programs that SMRLS offers; and
- Create awareness of the services that are available within the community.
The Racial Justice Committee serves to welcome all clients, encourage and support a diverse staff, and advocate effectively to eliminate barriers for persons of color and to ensure their equal access to and fair treatment by SMRLS and the legal system. Read the full report.