NCEATJC released its economic benefits report, finding that the work of legal aid providers across the state generated $48,775,276 in economic impact in 2012. The report details the direct and indirect economic benefi ts, as well as the cost savings attributed to the work of three North Carolina legal aid providers: Legal Aid of North Carolina, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, and Pisgah Legal Services. The study fi nds that legal representation helped North Carolinians gain access to $9.2 million in new federal benefits, as well as $8.8 million in child support and housing awards. Indirect impact, including increases in employment, wages, and business outputs due to the new spending, totals nearly $13.9 million. Domestic violence, eviction, and foreclosure prevention generate cost savings for the state of $17.1 million.
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