November 20, 2017

Litigation Toolbox

Housing Not Handcuffs: A Litigation Manual

This litigation manual provides an overview of legal theories that have been used successfully to challenge criminalization policies and practices, and it also sets forth several important considerations for bringing litigation on behalf of homeless people.

Southern Legal Counsel: Defending Crimes of Homelessness

This training manual examines common laws used to arrest and jail homeless people in Florida and provides detailed analysis of constitutional and other legal defenses specific to representing homeless clients charged with such crimes. It examines constitutional doctrines from the perspective of how they apply to the legal and factual circumstances of homeless people.

Developing Civil Right to Counsel Pilot Projects

This manual is intended to outline the general issues confronted when developing a civil right to counsel pilot project, and to provide guidance on designing a pilot project that will best serve the civil right to counsel movement.