Today People’s Law School joins with 50 other leading justice organizations in British Columbia to endorse a common goal of improving access to justice in BC and to take action to pursue that goal. The “Triple Aim,” a model borrowed from the health care sector, seeks to improve people's access to justice, to improve their experience of the justice system, and to ensure costs are sustainable.
As a member of Access to Justice BC — a network of people and organizations drawn from the judiciary, the government, not-for-profit justice organizations, and the public — People’s Law School works to realize access to justice for all British Columbians. It does this by providing the public with information and services to help them prevent, manage, or resolve their legal problems.
In the words of Chief Justice Bauman in a blog post introducing the Triple Aim:
"The endorsement of the Triple Aim demonstrates we have broad cross-sectoral agreement that, indeed, there is an access to justice problem — something we’ve known for years, if not decades — and that we are committed to doing something about it. More specifically, we are willing to start looking at the justice system from the perspective of the ordinary people who use it. We are willing to collaborate. We are willing to innovate."
More information on the Triple Aim and Access to Justice BC can be found in the media release issued today to mark the signing of the Access to Justice Triple Aim.