Our Digital Tools for Disaster Justice
We collaborate with leading civil legal aid organizations, law firms and other justice allies to design scalable and accessible digital tools that expand access to legal help for disaster impacted communities, including:
- FEMAAppeals.org - an interactive, bilingual interview, powered by LawHelp Interactive, that enables survivors to create and generate an appeal letter they can print or download to file directly with FEMA. Learn how and why this tool was developed, the experts who have contributed to it, and the impact it's having.
- Disaster Legal Assistance Tool (DART) - a free web-based application developed by Lone Star Legal Aid, Pro Bono Net, and Neota Logic that Lone Star’s community partners can use to screen low-income disaster survivors for potential legal issues and refer them to Lone Star Legal Aid for help.
AdvocatesforDisasterJustice.org was developed on Pro Bono Net's JusticeHub platform, a purpose-built website platform that supports more than 25 national and statewide justice networks and over 80,000 pro bono volunteers and nonprofit legal advocates working collaboratively to tackle pressing justice issues.
We also develop creative, low-tech solutions that bridge the digital divide and help survivors understand their rights, including:
- Figuring Out FEMA, a bilingual visual pocket guide developed by Pro Bono Net and the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) to provide simple, accessible, reliable information for survivors trying to figure out how to get help. Learn how and why this guide was developed and the community-centered design processes we used.
Printed versions of the bilingual guide are available for $5 on CUP's website and it can be downloaded digitally there for free.