Legal fines and fees are a major barrier for low-income people to get out of the crisis, get their driver’s licenses and get their lives on track. We recognized this as a particularly critical problem in the Rosewood community and decided to team up with Multnomah County’s District Attorney’s Office and Metropolitan Public Defenders. Over the past year, we have hosted 7 “Legal Services Days” at Rosewood, helping people exchange their fines and fees for community service hours and offering other legal services that remove barriers for employment and housing. This has been a shoe-string budget experiment with in-kind support from Rosewood, Multnomah County, and the public defenders. We’re excited to announce that our partnership has received funding to continue and grow this important service! More info coming soon!!