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Statewide surveys: legal needs of New Yorkers Vera Prosper (2014), Report of Findings: Seven Statewide Surveys. Albany, NY: New York State Office for the Aging. Findings from seven statewide surveys conducted under the auspices of the New York State Legal Services Initiative, focusing on the legal needs of older adults, people of all ages with disabilities, and informal caregivers.

Groups surveyed: residents aged 18 and older, attorneys practicing in NY State, judges and justices in the NY State Unified Court System, Area Agency on Aging Directors (Legal Assistance Program), legal services providers (Legal Assistance Program), attorneys staffing the NY State Mental Hygiene Legal Service, and individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities.
Think Group Report: legal needs of New Yorkers Legal Services Initiative Think Group (June 2015), Think Group Report: Strategies for Action—Advancing the Legal Services Initiative's Goals (Editor: Vera Prosper). Albany, NY: New York State Office for the Aging. Report of 105 professionals, focusing on the legal needs of older adults, people of all ages with disabilities, and informal caregivers.
Impact of aging on legal services Vera Prosper (Spring 2015), "New York's Aging Population—A Growing Impact on the Need, Market, and Framework for Legal Assistance," The Senior Lawyer, Vol. 7, No. 1, p. 21, published by the NY State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY. Reprinted with permission from The Senior Lawyer.
Survey of legal needs of New Yorkers with disabilities Center for Independence of the Disabled—NY (October 2014), A Snapshot of the Legal Needs of Individuals with Disabilities in NY State. A survey of 100 key informants. New York, NY (Kew Gardens and Manhattan): Center for Independence of the Disabled—NY.
Significant demographic change drivers in NY State Vera Prosper (June, 2011), Why Now . . . Significant Community Change Drivers. Albany, NY: New York State Office for the Aging, Livable New York. A two-page brief outlining demographic, social, and public policy changes that underlie a growing need for more ... and more complex ... legal assistance.
Consumer's basis for using or not using a lawyer(External Link) Herbert Kritzer (June 2007), "To Lawyer or not to Lawyer, is That the Question?" Paper presented at the W. G. Hart Legal Workshop 2007: Access to Justice.
  • Updated version(External Link) (December 2008) published in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 875-906.
National survey of legal needs(External Link) Comprehensive Legal Needs Study Advisory Group (1994), Legal Needs and Civil Justice: A Survey of Americans, Major Findings from the Comprehensive Legal Needs Study. Chicago, Illinois: American Bar Association.
Sustaining informal caregivers I-Hsin Wu (2008), Sustaining Informal Caregivers. Albany, NY: New York State Office for the Aging. Findings from a 2008 survey of participants in Caregiver Support Programs in New York State—to provide a portrait of caregivers and care receivers in the State, and to understand the impact of aging services on caregivers.
Survey of caregiving in NY State (2009), New York State Family Caregiver Council Report: Supporting and Strengthening Caregivers in New York State, (Editor: Karen Iovino). Albany, NY: New York State Office for the Aging.
Caregiving in the United States(External Link) AARP and NAC (June, 2015), "Caregiving in the United States." Washington, DC: AARP, Public Policy Institute; and Bethesda, MD: National Alliance for Caregiving.
  • National Alliance for Caregiving(External Link), a non-profit coalition of national organizations focusing on advancing family caregiving through research, innovation, and advocacy and which provides extensive resources, research, legislation, and more.
National survey: developmental and/or intellectual disabilities (External Link) L. Anderson, S. Larson, and A. Wuorio (2011), 2010 FINDS National Survey: Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports, Technical Report Part 1: Family Caregiver Survey. Conducted for The ARC of the United States by the University of Minnesota, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Minneapolis, MN. A national survey of individuals and families caring for individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities (5,287 respondents from 49 states, including 146 from New York State).
Incarcerated older adults(External Link) (April 13, 2014), "Age Not Predictive in MH Court Treatment Programs' Success: Incarcerated Older Adults in Mental Health Treatment Programs Experience the Same Challenges as Younger Participants," NYAPRS (New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Inc.) on-line, Medical News Today 4-17-2014.

Information is from the study: K. Canada, M. Engstrom, and E. Jang (August 2014), "Psychosocial and Reincarceration Risks Among Older Adults in Mental Health Courts," American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Vol. 22, No. 8, pp. 845-849. Click here(External Link) to purchase this article
Access to Justice Assessment Tool(External Link) Jennifer Tsai (2012), Access to Justice Assessment Tool: A guide to analyzing access to justice for civil society organizations. Washington, DC: American Bar Association.