Prairie State Legal Services
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Justice & Legal
Location303 N. Main Street Suite 600Rockford, IL 61101 United States
The mission of Prairie State Legal Services is to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights. Prairie State envisions a community where all low-income, elderly and vulnerable people have ready access to legal services to meet their basic needs and where everyone knows, understands and can exercise their rights and be treated fairly in their pursuit of justice.
Equal Access to Justice
Every day, people across Illinois are denied the basic rights to which they are entitled under the law simply because they can’t afford a lawyer. It’s our mission to change that.
Prairie State Legal Services provides free legal help to people who need it most and can afford it least.
The availability of civil legal aid can make all the difference to our neighbors who are fighting to stay in their homes, escape domestic violence, secure benefits for veterans or people with disabilities, or address many other legal challenges that go to the heart of their security and well-being.
Approximately 690,000 people in our service area live in poverty. They have families, hopes and dreams. They are your neighbors. They live in the communities you call home. Our communities are a better place for all of us when help is available when it’s needed.