The following organizations can help individuals with brain injuries and their families by providing legal assistance. A link to each organization’s web site is included where available.
Statewide Legal Services
Provides civil legal services to individuals who meet their income eligibility requirements.
Provides information and tools to help indiivduals represent themselves - created by Connecticut's Legal Aid programs to assist people with very low income find help for their legal problems.
Connecticut Legal Rights Project
Provides legal services to low income individuals with mental health conditions, who reside in hospitals or the community, on matters related to their treatment, recovery, and civil rights.
Connecticut Fair Housing Center
Dedicated to enforcing housing laws. The Center provides advocacy, attorney referrals and informaiton in connection with individual housing discrimination complaints.
The Office of Victim Services
Responds to the needs of crime victims by providing information, referrals, and direct assistance. Reimbursement for medical bills, counseling, lost wages, disabilities and other expenses experienced as a result of a crime can be obtained through the Victims’ Compensation Fund.
The Center for Medicare Advocacy
A private, non-profit organization that provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help those who are elderly and those with disabilities obtain necessary healthcare. This organization focuses on the needs of Medicare beneficiaries, people with chronic conditions, and those in need of long-term care.
CT Women's Educational and Legal Fund
Offers legal advocacy and information on family issues, employment and civil rights.
CT Bar Association Offers a lawyer search and addresses grievance issues.
CT Probate Court Probate Courts appoint conservators to oversee the finances and/or personal care of adults who are unable to manage their own affairs. For information on resources please read the following article by Kate McEvoy, Director of the Division of Health Services at the Connecticut Department of Social Services- Resources on CT Conservatorship and Probate Court User Guide for Conservators. Kate McEvoy was an integral part of the team that developed and introduced the new conservator laws in CT. Click here for Probate Court Forms.