Indiana ranks low in part of new access to justice index

March 14, 2014
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Indiana falls near the middle of the pack when it comes to providing overall access to civil and criminal courts for its most vulnerable populations, according to data from a new project from the National Center for Access to Justice – the Justice Index.

The index measures access to justice in all 50 states. Indiana received a composite score of 36.2 based on how people in need of civil legal aid, self-represented litigants, limited-English litigants and those with disabilities are served. Minnesota had the highest composite score of 65.2; Oklahoma had the lowest at 23.7.

We came in last in support for people with disabilities based on data used by the NCAJ, but ranked fifth regarding our systems in place for self-represented litigants. The group does warn that the data isn’t comprehensive. Take a look at the results; NCAJ is welcoming feedback.


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