Sojourner House v. Woonsocket - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Sojourner House v. Woonsocket (2018)

Category: Active Case    Discrimination    Rights of the Poor    Due Process    Free Speech    Open Government    Women's Rights    

About This Case:
This is a federal lawsuit against the City of Woonsocket for unlawfully withholding grant funds from Sojourner House, a social service agency that helps victims of domestic violence. The lawsuit alleges that the City withheld the funds without cause or due process, and then retaliated against the agency after it petitioned other government agencies for help in resolving the dispute over the funds.

Current Status:
Lawsuit successfully settled in March 2019.

ACLU Cooperating Attorneys:
Matthew T. Oliverio, Stephen M. Prignano

Related Documents
Related News Releases
  • Mar 14, 2019 - Settlement Reached in Suit Against Woonsocket for Retaliating Against Domestic Violence Agency
  • Aug 20, 2018 - ACLU Sues Woonsocket for Retaliating Against Domestic Violence Service Agency