Program Profile

Northwestern Legal Services

Robert A. Oakley, Executive Director
Renaissance Center, Suite 700, 1001 State Street, Erie PA 16501-1828
Phone: (814) 452-6949; Fax: (814) 452-3734
http://www.nwls.org/

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CURRENT FUNDING STATUS
FY 2016
Basic Field
FY 2015
Basic Field
$ Difference
from FY 2015
% Difference
from FY 2015
$650,996 $696,354 $-45,358 -7%

FUNDING HISTORY
Year LSC Funding* Non-LSC Funding Total Funding LSC Funding %
2015 699,395 2,066,195 2,765,590 25%
2014 684,037 2,042,816 2,726,853 25%
2013 663,419 2,044,053 2,707,472 25%
*Includes Basic Field and other LSC grants, carryover funds and derivative income.

TOTAL CASES CLOSED
2013 2014 2015
4,413 3,615 3,261
WORKFORCE 2015*
Attorney Paralegal Other Total
14.6 2.3 8.2 25
*Staffing is calculated as full-time equivalents. Totals might vary slightly due to rounding.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SERVED 2015*
Adults Children Total
3,879 3,641 7,520
*Includes number of persons in households for cases closed.

CASES CLOSED BY CASE TYPE 2015
Case Type # %
FAMILY 1,061 33%
HOUSING 1,006 31%
INCOME 534 16%
CONSUMER 499 15%
EMPLOYMENT 47 1%
MISC 41 1%
HEALTH 35 1%
JUVENILE 17 1%
EDUCATION 14 0%
INDIVIDUAL 7 0%
TOTALS 3,261 100%
CLIENTS BY ETHNICITY 2015
Ethnicity # %
White 2,782 85%
African American 395 12%
Hispanic 63 2%
Native American 1 0%
Asian/Pacific 3 0%
Other 17 1%
TOTALS 3,261 100%

CLIENTS BY GENDER 2015
Gender # %
Women 2,412 74%
Men 848 26%
TOTALS 3,261 100%

Counties Served

Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango, Warren


Branch office locations

Northwestern Legal Services/Meadville
231 Chestnut Street 4th Fl.,
Meadville, PA 16335

Northwestern Legal Services/Franklin
1243 Liberty Street Suite 420,
Franklin, PA 16323

Northwestern Legal Services/Farrell
1031 Roemer Boulevard,
Farrell, PA 16121

Northwestern Legal Services/Bradford
100 Main Street,
Bradford, PA 16701

Northwestern Legal Services/Warren
First Niagara Bldg., 315 Second Ave., Suite 401
Warren, PA 16365