CVLC helps Connecticut veterans meet important life needs by removing legal barriers that deny them access to safe and stable housing; mental and physical health care; income benefits; and the recognition and dignity that they deserve for their service.
In 2022, CVLC served over 1,000 veterans and addressed more than 750 legal issues.
This past year CVLC also saw tremendous growth, allowing us to meet the growing need. We welcomed nine new team members, putting new systems in place and expanding our ability to provide free legal representation. CVLC also joined Connecticut’s Right to Counsel program, ensuring even more veterans at-risk of homelessness are able to access our legal representation.
In 2022, we also finalized 3 years of FOIA military separation data collection and analysis. The results determine Black service members are more likely – even twice as likely – than white service members to receive less than honorable discharges.
Policy & Research
In addition to serving more than 1,000 veterans annually through our direct services and referrals, CVLC also works to dismantle systems of inequity through policy research and litigation. Read more about this work, including our most recent publication from 2022 Discretionary Injustice: How Racial Disparities in the Military’s Administration Separation System Harm Black Veterans.
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Every $1 invested in CVLC generates $20 of tangible benefits for Connecticut veterans.
Client Hector Alicea (left) and Client April Pearson (right). Photos by Desirea Photography.