Semi-annual Statistical Report Jul-Dec 2004 FLAC Data Collection Programme
FLAC is an independent human rights organisation dedicated to the realisation of equal access to justice for all. It campaigns through advocacy, strategic litigation and authoritative analysis for the eradication of social and economic exclusion.
Campaigning for access to justice for all, especially for people on low incomes is central to FLAC's work. To be able to do so, FLAC sees the necessity of having a uniform data collection system that enables it to have an accurate picture of its services provided and of the legal needs of its callers. The information collated from FLAC network centres greatly assists FLAC in its own development and in its ongoing research and campaigning efforts to improve the provision of State civil legal aid in Ireland.
FLAC introduced the Data Collection Programme in January 2004. This programme is funded by the Scheme to support Federations, Networks and Umbrella Bodies in the Community and Voluntary Sector. The programme is co-ordinated by Marcela Rodriguez-Farrelly, Research and Development Officer with the assistance of an intern. The programme has been gradually launched at the FLAC centres located in Dublin and the greater Dublin area, as well as at the Legal Advice Centres located outside the greater Dublin area.