Disaster Legal Services
Video: Legal Services NYC Sandy Community Survey Training (2013)
- Organization: Legal Services NYC, Pro Bono Net
- Document Type: Training materials
- Date: Friday, January 04, 2013
- Attachment: HTM
SANDY COMMUNITY SURVEY: Assessing Impact and Immediate Needs
This webinar training will introduce student volunteers to our survey instrument and project needs. Legal Services NYC seeks law student volunteers to conduct a community needs assessment in Sandy-impacted New York neighborhoods. Student canvassers will be trained to assess for immediate legal needs and to provide resources and referrals. LSNYC and our community partners will use the survey results to advocate for a broad spectrum of expanded resources, law and policy reforms.
The survey will be conducted over three weeks, including weekends. Students will need to commit at least (4) days to the project. Law students will be organized into teams and will be responsible for canvassing certain neighborhoods, including Far Rockaway, Coney Island, Canarsie and Oakwood/New Dorp. In addition to door-to-door interviews, students will conduct surveys at FEMA disaster sites, public shelters, food pantries and public libraries. Students will survey on issues such as FEMA, SBA, food and housing security, job and income loss, access to benefits and transportation.