Date

5-2019

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Health and Human Services

Major

Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Giselle Sanchez

Second Advisor

Judy Vazquez

Abstract

California Rural Legal Assistance is a nonprofit law firm that provides no cost legal services to low-income individuals in Santa Cruz County. The social problem is that too many workers face employment rights violations. The agency problem is a reduction in the number of people seeking employment legal services from CRLA. This outreach project focused on spreading awareness of CRLA’s employment legal services by attending local grocery stores and farmer’s market, with the purpose of promoting agency’s services to the community. Agency materials were distrusted and a questionnaire was used to determine why people are not seeking CRLA legal services. Results show that nearly 80% of individuals had never heard of CRLA legal services. In the future the agency should provide and promote outreach activities at community events, to reach their goal of educating Santa Cruz County residents about their employment rights and the agency’s employment legal services.

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