Analysis Group Receives the Robert G. Sproul, Jr. Award from LCCR for Pro Bono Work

February 28, 2020


The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (LCCR) has recognized Analysis Group for its pro bono work studying the impact of California’s towing practices on the poor. The Robert G. Sproul, Jr. Award acknowledges LCCR pro bono partners for exceptional commitment to low-income and otherwise marginalized people and communities across California.

Analysis Group Managing Principal Aaron Yeater, Principal David Sosa, Vice President Peter Hess, Senior Analyst Deepshekhar Gupta, and Analysts Alex Enrique and Claire Yin worked with LCCR on the policy report, “Towed into Debt: How Towing Practices in California Punish Poor People.” The team analyzed data from 20 cities across the state to understand the severity of the economic impact of vehicle towing on those living in poverty. LCCR used the study to educate policymakers about the consequences of using towing as a means of debt collection.

After being presented with the report’s findings, California State Assembly member David Chiu introduced a bill that would end at least three types of “poverty tows.”

Read LCCR’s press release