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Equal Justice Works Now Accepting Host Organization Applications for its Opioid Crisis Response Program

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Equal Justice Works invites eligible organizations based in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, or Washington, D.C., to submit proposals to participate as Host Organizations in the Opioid Crisis Response Program.  

The opioid crisis cannot be fully addressed without multidisciplinary interventions, including legal assistance. In addition to providing legal representation for people with opioid use disorder, lawyers can provide a wide range of assistance, including advocating for the rights of people with opioid use disorder to receive evidence-based treatment and recovery services, access stable housing, obtain financial and medical benefits, and keep families safe and together. 

The Opioid Crisis Response Program will consist of a cohort of six Fellows (public interest lawyers) who will provide free legal representation to low-income individuals and families affected by the opioid and overdose crisis. They will also begin to build a network of legal expertise to help inform policies that can holistically address issues faced by communities impacted by the crisis. 

Fellows will serve for two years beginning no earlier than September 1, 2024, and ending no later than 24 months from the agreed upon start date. 

Please see links to the full Request for Proposals and accompanying appendices below. Proposals must be submitted by Monday, July 1, 2024, 11:59 PM ET via the Online Application Form. Send any questions via email to [email protected].  

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