Ensure Legal Representation for Disproportionately Impacted Groups
Cleveland’s Right to Counsel clients who had their cases closed in calendar year 2021 were disproportionately female and Black compared to Cleveland’s overall demographics.
Approximately 77% of clients who had their cases closed in calendar year 2021 were female, and approximately 72% were Black. This compares to Cleveland’s population being 52% female and 49% Black.
Furthermore, Cleveland eviction filings overall in 2021 were concentrated in census tracts with non-white majority populations. Approximately 42% of all eviction filings in Cleveland in 2021 were in majority Black or African American census tracts compared to approximately 19% in majority white census tracts.