CONNECTICUT WOMENS EDUCATIONAL AND LEGAL FUND INC Overview
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Geographic areas served: Connecticut, statewide
CWEALF's Legal Education Program works to guarantee equal access tolegal, educational and social service systems. To do so, CWEALF drawson a combination of strategies, including Information & Referral(I&R), Advocacy and Community Education.
I&R is aunique service that provides information on family matters, equaleducation for women and girls, workplace issues and discrimination.CWEALF's I&R staff help clients navigate the systems involved inthese cases by explaining the law in easy to understand terms. CWEALFsupplements this basic information service by providing referrals toattorneys and other service providers.
CWEALF provides advocacy services when individuals encounterbarriers to independently resolving their legal issues. CWEALF's goalis to work with the client to remove any barriers and provide her withinformation and resources to navigate the rest of the processindependently. No other agency provides this combination of legal education and advocacy and at no cost!
In addition to helping individuals navigate legal and social servicesystems through the I&R service, CWEALF also provides training,technical assistance and resources to employers, schools and communityorganizations to educate individuals and organizations about theirlegal rights and responsibilities. CWEALF staff works to increaseawareness of gender inequities, its impact on communities and offerspractical solutions. Currently, we have workshops on Child Support,Gender Bias in the Workplace, LGBT Rights, Sexual Harassment in theWorkplace, Sexual Harassment in Schools, as well as a generalpresentation on CWEALF.