The Virginia Legal Aid Society, VLAS, in operation since 1977, offers free legal services to low income individuals in Central Virginia. Their mission is to reduce poverty and promote equality.
- Is the current survey gathering necessary information?
- Is the budget meeting the proper needs of clientele?
Overall, the top three highest categories were health, insurance, and private/public benefits.
Of the twelve independent samples t-tests run, only two yielded significant results.
- Independent Samples Test 10: Single Parent Household & Benefits: Reject H0 because t(75) = 2.178, p = 0.033. There is a significant difference between the instance of a single parent household and the number of problems with benefits.
- Independent Samples Test 12: Single Parent Household & Insurance: Reject H0 because t(100) = 2.931, p = 0.004. There is a significant difference between the instance of a single parent household and the number of problems with insurance.
Sum of Healthcare Problems by Family Income and Location
The Virginia Legal Aid society has faithfully served its constituents, but did not know how effectively it was doing it’s job. Our findings identified the areas where VLAS could be most effective, and what areas needed more funding. By answering our research questions through analysis of recorded data, we were able to create recommendations for better budget allocations and allowed for better insights into the population that they serve.