Human and Civil Rights : Advocacy and Education

Connecticut Legal Services

Helping low-income families and individuals obtain justice

three stars

84.45

62 Washington Street 4th Floor
Middletown, CT 06457
tel: (860) 344-0447   Web Site
EIN: 06-0955461

Board Leadership
Ann Taylor
Chair

CEO
Deborah R. Witkin
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.45 three stars
  Financial 78.38 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Connecticut Legal Services (CLS) is a private, civil law firm dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals obtain justice. The bulk of our work consists of providing civil law representation and counseling to thousands of low-income families and individuals each year. We help our clients use the law to meet basic life needs. CLS serves all of Connecticut except the greater Hartford and New Haven areas. Our lawyers are experts in a wide range of poverty law practice areas: housing and homelessness; public benefits and employment; domestic violence and other family law matters; health law including Medicaid, Medicare, and nursing home matters; education and juvenile law; consumer law; and mental retardation and disability law.

Connecticut Legal Services (CLS) is a private, civil law firm dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals obtain justice. The bulk of our work consists of providing civil law representation and counseling to thousands of low-income families and individuals each year. We help our clients use the law to meet basic life needs. CLS serves all of Connecticut except the greater Hartford and New Haven areas. Our lawyers are experts in a wide range of poverty law practice areas: housing and homelessness; public benefits and employment; domestic violence and other family law matters; health law including Medicaid, Medicare, and nursing home matters; education and juvenile law; consumer law; and mental retardation and disability law.

Financial

two stars

78.38

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 14.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 2.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.02
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.07
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 87.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Legal Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Connecticut Legal Services on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,176,295
   Federated Campaigns $99,629
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $11,784,969
Total Contributions $14,060,893
   Program Service Revenue $218,716
Total Primary Revenue $14,279,609
   Other Revenue $31,530
TOTAL REVENUE $14,311,139
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,794,615
   Administrative Expenses $1,629,397
   Fundraising Expenses $276,749
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,700,761
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,610,378
   
Net Assets $883,526

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,882 1.07% Deborah R. Witkin Executive Director

Mission

Connecticut Legal Services (CLS) is a private, civil law firm dedicated to helping low-income families and individuals obtain justice. The bulk of our work consists of providing civil law representation and counseling to thousands of low-income families and individuals each year. We help our clients use the law to meet basic life needs. CLS serves all of Connecticut except the greater Hartford and New Haven areas. Our lawyers are experts in a wide range of poverty law practice areas: housing and homelessness; public benefits and employment; domestic violence and other family law matters; health law including Medicaid, Medicare, and nursing home matters; education and juvenile law; consumer law; and mental retardation and disability law.

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Charity Contact Info

Connecticut Legal Services
62 Washington Street
4th Floor
Middletown, CT 06457
tel: (860) 344-0447
fax: (860) 346-2938
EIN: 06-0955461

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Board Leadership

Ann Taylor
Chair

CEO

Deborah R. Witkin
Executive Director