Brian Furgal

  • Hosted by Rhode Island Legal Services
  • Sponsored by AmeriCorps, Rhode Island Legal Services
  • Service location Providence, Rhode Island
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program

The Project

A dedicated team of 3 attorneys with the support of several law students are removing legal barriers to employment for low income members of the community. Clients with criminal records, poor credit, or those without a driver’s license have more challenges in finding employment than those without those barriers. Through expungement and appearances in traffic courts we work to remove those legal barriers.

Fellowship Highlights

During Brian’s Fellowship, Brian:

  • Removed legal barriers directly leading to steady employment
  • Developed recurring onsite intakes with community partners
  • Expanded existing community relations and foster new ones
  • Provided more onsite services to bring legal assistance to the clients
  • Removed more legal barriers preventing clients from finding employment

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