The Jeanie Project is working to transform the legal system by equipping hundreds of community groups with groundbreaking technology to support poor and vulnerable people better access the law. We are raising funds to support our pilot project now that will test how our technology works on the ground and ensure we have a successful full launch in early 2019. Please contribute and spread the word now.
We, The Jeanie Project, believe that anyone who needs legal advice should be able to access it – no matter their background or income. The UK legal system is built on values of fairness and equality, enshrined in our laws.
But day in and day out, people cannot access the legal advice and representation they need, either because they cannot afford the fees, don’t know where to turn to or the resource isn’t available. Relatively simple issues quickly become overwhelming without the right information and support.
The consequences of this can wreck lives and families, from being illegally evicted for rent arrears (Maria), discriminated out of a job (Jordan) or even removed from the country (Adnan)*.
Cuts to Legal Aid means that more and more people like these cannot access the support and legal advice they need when they need it.
There is a way to make access to legal advice more fair and equal – and it’s beautifully simple. But we need your help.
The Jeanie Project puts our front line legal experience, and groundbreaking technology (KIM, donated by Riverview Law), into the hands of local charities and community groups to support poor and vulnerable people like Maria, Jordan and Adnan.
Through the technology of simple-to-use online information and tools, we can equip hundreds of groups in the hearts of local communities to provide advice, information and connections to lawyers; simply and effectively. These groups, which are very good at reaching people who most need help, will have access to the technology and support for free.
How you can help
We need to test the technology and processes with the community groups who are on this early journey with us. We need to make sure it works smoothly for them and the people they help. The quicker we can do this do this quicker we can share the KIM technology with more organisations that can help.
£7,500 will allow us to work with our current partners over the next few months to put everything through its paces in the community and ready to launch fully early in 2019.
If 150 people contribute £50 then we can do this! The more you give, the more we can do.
We didn’t think it was fair to ask you to invest in something we hadn’t done so ourselves – so we have made the first donations. We’re also contributing our time pro bono (free).
We now have 30 days to raise the funds needed. If we don’t reach our target then we don’t receive any money from this crowdfunder and more people go without help. Any surplus we raise will go into bring more partner organisations on board.
Please donate now – and ask other people you know who care about fairness and justice to do the same and to share our message.
If The Jeanie Project is as successful as we believe it will be then we can transform access to legal advice and support in this country. We are hugely excited to be part of that. We look forward to welcoming you too.
Lucy, Richard and Martin
Learn more about us at www.thejeanieproject.org.uk
(Client names have been changed for confidentiality reasons. The KIM technology has been donated by Riverview Law.)
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