Advocacy Brief: The National Consumer Assistance Plan

by CSAJ Staff, Laura Russell, Katie VonDeLinde | February 02, 2016

Download PDF Download PDF

This Advocacy Brief describes a recent settlement that binds the "Big Three" Credit Reporting Agencies and explores the implications and strategies to credit repair for survivors of domestic violence.

This advocacy brief is intended to assist attorneys and advocates working with survivors in disputing, repairing, and rebuilding credit. It provides an overview of The Plan in the context of survivors who have experienced coerced debt and damaged credit at the hands of an abusive partner, offering advocacy strategies for credit repair, with a particular emphasis on the anticipated implementation and enforcement of the The Plan. It also references other CSAJ resources and trainings on credit reporting and repair for advocates and attorneys working with survivors.