Low-income households with children did not receive any or enough legal help for 90% of their civil legal problems in the past year.
The 2022 Justice Gap Measurement Survey showed that 83% of low-income households with children under 18 years old experienced at least one civil legal problem in the past year, and 52% experienced at least five. The most common types of problems related to consumer issues, education, and health care. Individuals from low-income households with children sought legal help for 24% of the problems that substantially affected them.
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