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The Arkansas Equal Justice Watch: CRAIGHEAD COUNTY

Information is provided below about key population data and free civil legal aid service in your area. The Legal Aid Profile below states how many people in the county are living at or below the 125% Poverty Level and how many cases the free legal provider handled in the county in 2008. Additional information shows the critical need for legislative support of legal aid in this area.

Craighead County
(Free Civil Legal Services)

Legal Aid of Arkansas
714 South Main Street
Jonesboro AR 72401
1-800-952-9243

 

Legislator Information

Rep. Ray Kidd email | profile
Rep. Butch Wilkins
email | profile
Rep. Joan Cash
email | profile

Sen. Paul Bookout
email | profile
Sen. Robert Thompson email | profile

 

POPULATION PROFILE: LEGAL AID PROFILE:
Population:
82,100
Poverty Level Population:
16,946
Population without HS Diploma: 11,515
Legal Aid Cases:
790
Disabled Population:
17,170
# of cases per 1,000 living in Poverty:
47
Divorced Population:
7,002
Foreclosures in 2008:
482*
Type of Cases:
  1. Family Law (562)
  2. Housing (78)
  3. Consumer (75)

 

Bankruptcies: 2,267**
  • *This is a 46% increase from 2007.
  • **2,267 (cases pending in October 2008 for the counties of Clay, Craighead, Green, Poinsett, Randolph, Lawrence, and Sharp)
  • 1/2 of all applicants had to be turned away from legal aid due to lack of funding.
  • 1 in 5 residents of Craighead County qualify for free legal aid.
 
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