Legal Impact Network

The Legal Impact Network is a dynamic collaborative of advocacy organizations from across the country working with communities to end poverty and achieve racial justice at the federal, state, and local levels.

A Network of State Advocacy Leaders Rooted in the Community

The Legal Impact Network brings together strong legal and policy advocates from throughout the country who are using innovative, coordinated strategies to address poverty and advance racial justice. Our advocacy helps people meet their basic human needs, supports working families, promotes the well-being of children, and advances opportunity and justice for all. The network currently reaches 38 organizations in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

State-Level Action, National Impact

Our members are driving coordinated strategies to win broad policy and legal victories for and with poor communities and communities of color. Through working groups and convenings, our advocates share victories and expertise, and develop resources, strategies, model policies and legal tools to maximize impact across the country.

Network Members

Read Our New White Paper

Our Insights

Working across state lines to create collective, bold, and meaningful systems change.

The Legal Impact Network responds to COVID-19

Our Impact

States are on the frontlines of systems change for racial and economic justice.

The Shriver Center and Legal Impact Network members have urged the Secretary of Transportation to comply with Title VI in planning and implementing projects.

Attorneys and Specialists

Jennifer S. Wagner
Jennifer S. Wagner
Jennifer S. Wagner
Director, Legal Impact Network


Nolan Downey
Nolan Downey
Nolan Downey
Staff Attorney, Legal Impact Network

Shriver Center on Poverty Law


To receive the latest news and information from the Shriver Center