BBVLP Return on Investment

Donations from the Birmingham legal community are the primary funding source for the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program; and those donations are being put to good use.

For every $1 invested in the BBVLP between 2014-2016, the Birmingham community received an average of $12.13 of immediate and long-term financial benefits.

That’s a 1,213 percent return!

This percentage is the social return on investment number that was provided to us as part of a report commissioned by the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation.

These financial benefits are a result of future cost savings and additional income to the community.

The long-term benefits will be seen in areas like savings on children’s medical and other support costs from child support payments that were previously unpaid as well as savings on costs for emergency housing and family assistance from enforcing landlord/tenant law.

For a copy of the full report and explanations on how the 1,213 percent return was calculated, click here for the 2014 report and click here for the 2015 and 2016 reports.