News Update: June 2, 2014
Ellie Krug Speaks at National Information & Referral Conference
On June 2nd, Call for Justice Executive Director Ellie Krug spoke at the annual conference of the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems in Atlanta. Her topic: the groundbreaking collaboration between Greater Twin Cities United Way 2-1-1 and Call for Justice, LLC relative to improved legal referrals.
Sharing in the presentation was Caty Jirik, the GTCUW Director of Community Impact, who oversees United Way 2-1-1 operations. With more than 400,000 agency referrals, including 30-40,000 legal referrals, GTCUW 2-1-1 is the largest information and referral agent in Minnesota.
“People seemed very interested in the model,” Krug related. “And it makes great sense—there are 2-1-1 organizations across the United States and into Canada. Call for Justice has created the template; other organizations simply need to replicate it.”
Approximately 80 people attended the Atlanta presentation.