Where The Money Goes

For Fiscal Year 2020-2021

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Click For Panhandle Region
Grant Total: $49,000 (4%)

Click For Northeast Details
Grant Total: $334,415 (27%)

Click For West Details
Grant Total: $22,700 (2%)

Click For Central Details
Grant Total: $150,686 (12%)

Click For Southeast Details
Grant Total: $251,215 (21%)

Click For Valley & Gulf Coast Detials
Grant Total: $112,600 (9%)

Click For Statewide Details
Grant Total: $298,225 (24%)

Panhandle

Amarillo College Foundation

To train legal studies students to effectively assist and advocate for parents and their children when navigating the complexities of special education in the public school system.

$22,000

Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle

To provide refugee and immigration legal services, citizenship classes, and youth mentoring programs to the Texas Panhandle.

$27,000

Total Panhandle $49,000
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Northeast

ACT - Advocates for Community Transformation

To increase the field team's caseload capacity through the hiring of an additional staff attorney and the adoption of a legal case management system.

$15,000.00 

After-School All-Stars North Texas

To expand the program to include Social Justice programming across all school sites.

$5,000.00 

Angelina Alliance for Children, Inc (dba. Harold's House - East Texas Alliance for Children)

 To identify and assess non-system involved runaway youth for victimization.

$5,000.00 

Big Country CASA

To provide funding to more effectively serve children in long-term foster care/Permanent Managing Conservatorship of the State through Collaborative Family Engagement.

$10,000.00 

Catholic Charities Dallas

To provide screenings and legal representation for low income residents of N. Texas seeking initial DACA relief.

$20,000.00 

Catholic Charities-Diocese of Tyler

To offer financial assistance and resources to eligible petitioners for filing fees.

$10,000.00 

Childrens Advocacy Center for Denton County Inc

To finish out the new Wise County facility with security doors and secured conferencing equipment to best serve clients and MDT partners.


$35,000.00 

Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County

To provide security during emergency sexual assault examinations in the middle of the night and/or weekends.

$7,500.00 

CitySquare

To provide legal assistance for those facing eviction or loss of housing, the number of which is expected to be greatly increased by the effects of COVID-19. 

$15,000.00 

Dallas County/Dallas County District Attorney's Office

To provide Dallas County youthful offenders with a balanced curriculum and training for success to become productive and contributing citizens.

$27,000.00 

East Texas Immigrant Advocacy and Resource Center

To provide for increased capacity to serve low income immigrants with funding towards legal filing fees.

$5,000.00 

For the Sake of One

to renovate supervised visitation center, providing a safe environment for social workers to oversee visits between parents and children.

$14,140.00 

Frazier Revitalization, Inc.

To provide space and outreach for pro bono legal services in the low-income, disenfranchised neighborhood of Frazier.

$8,000.00 

Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc.

To support soft-skills, job training and job placement services to increase employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated, non-violent individuals.

$8,000.00 

Homeward Bound, Inc.

To remodel a crisis respite patient room at Dallas Deflects for individuals with mental illness as an alternative to arrest for minor offenses.

$11,525.00 

Housing Crisis Center

To prevent homelessness through legal intervention.

$10,000.00 

Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.

To support expert and supervised pro bono representation for indigent asylum seekers, including applications for legal status and employment.

$20,000.00 

International Rescue Committee

To ensure that immigrants facing deportation can access legal representation regardless of income, race, origin, or criminal history.

$20,000.00 

Methodist Justice Ministry

To pay for court cost to free women and children from abuse and neglect.  

$20,000.00 

New Friends New Life

To fund training to better understand the legal needs of sex trafficking survivors and how to appropriately advise clients.

$2,350.00 

POETIC 

To build a Pipeline to Success out of the juvenile justice system and into in-community services.

$10,000.00 

Southern Methodist University

To support the work of a Law Fellow to expand the operations of SMU's Child Advocacy Clinic to serve abused and neglected youth as they age out of foster care.

$12,500.00 

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation, Inc.

To provide culturally sensitive, trauma-informed legal services in domestic violence survivors' native languages.

$12,500.00 

The Way Back

To support soft-skills, job training, housing support and job placement services to increase employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated and veterans.

$10,900.00 

UNT Dallas Foundation

To assist in the creation of informational videos on various legal topics and other items to support programming.

$10,000.00 

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

To provide scholarships for middle and high school participants to access the District, State and National Conferences provided by Texas Youth and Government.

$10,000.00 

Total Northeast Texas $334,415
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West

Boy Scouts of America, Yucca Council

To provide disconnected youth opportunities to enhance professional and ethical behavior under the law through mentorship, law enforcement interaction, and youth advancement.

$2,500.00 

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc.

To provide the structural support for a year long volunteer for a Removal Defense Attorney who does not have a Legal Assistant.

$7,800.00 

El Paso County

To provide funding for county residents to participate in ODR through utilizing virtual meeting software & digital signing technology through the El Paso County DRO.

$12,400.00 

Total West Texas $22,700
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 Central

Alamo Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

To provide online merit badge classes that educate youth about the Judicial Branch of government.

$6,600.00 

Alzheimer's Association - South Central Texas Chapter

To provide Legal and Financial Education Classes in English & Spanish and care/support services for those affected by Alzheimer's disease in South Texas.  

$5,000.00 

Bluebonnet CASA

To provide essential care items for children that come into care after being removed from their homes by DFPS.  

$3,000.00 

CASA of Central Texas, Inc.

To provide resources to enhance virtual volunteer recruitment and training of community volunteers.

$7,500.00 

Catholic Charities of Central Texas

To provide financial assistance for immigration application filing fees for individuals unable to pay due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

$20,000.00 

Family Service Association of San Antonio, Inc.

To serve and protect children, youth and women victimized by family violence with access to care where families are court or CPS-mandated to participate in supervised visitation. 

$12,816.00 

Generation Citizen

To provide professional development and ongoing staff support to teachers to implement Action Civics in spring and fall of 2021 to a minimum of 17 schools.

$2,950.00 

Greater Waco Legal Services

To expand and enhance our School-Legal Partnership to eliminate and/or alleviate the education-harming legal needs of Transformation Waco students' households.

$20,000.00 

Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio

To cover the costs of credit reports for under served families applying for affordable home ownership. 

$5,000.00 

ME3LJ Center

To expand trainings and forums for a variety of audiences with the assistance of persons previously incarcerated; including sharing best practices for living a crime free life.

$12,500.00 

Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc.

To ensure safety of children in protective custody.

$1,900.00 

San Antonio Bar Foundation

To provide vulnerable and disabled residents equal and independent access to quality legal resources

$15,000.00 

San Antonio Legal Services Association

To support the creation and management of probate and guardianship pro bono opportunities in San Antonio in collaboration with community partners.

$10,000.00 

St. Mary's University School of Law

To allow law students to support remote legal service organizations safely delivering legal services to clients in hard-to-reach communities.

$10,400.00 

Texas Fair Defense Project

To expand the driver license recovery pro bono program into DFW, increase services in the Austin area, and serve rural counties around these two metropolitan areas. 

$5,000.00 

The University of Texas of Austin

To launch a partnership with American Gateways to coordinate 33 mental health evaluations to bolster cases for immigrants navigating the legal process.

$10,020.00 

Travis County Juvenile Probation Department

To support a restorative juvenile justice program that educates youth on the impact that crime has on victims and helps victims receive financial restitution. 

$3,000.00 

Total Central $150,686
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Southeast

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

To provide a Radio Awareness Campaign to promote awareness of AVDA's free legal services offered to victims of domestic abuse in and around the greater Houston area.

$7,515.00 

Angel Reach

To fund Steering Smart courses, a drug counseling program offered to former foster youth 18-24 enrolled in Angel Reach's Transitional Living Program.

$12,500.00 

Angela House

To secure state IDs and other documents and legal support for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking

$12,500.00 

Avenue Community Development Corporation

To fund the translation of advocacy training materials into Spanish to increase access to training and programs.

$10,000.00 

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston

To provide strategic remote outreach and mobilization of resources to assist vulnerable immigrants survive and fortify against the impact of COVID-19 and immigration barriers.

$25,500.00 

Child Advocates

To support the Collaborative Family Engagement project in Harris County.

$5,000.00 

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Inc.

To hire an additional CASA Volunteer Coordinator to serve more abused and neglected children in Jefferson County. 

$14,250.00 

Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc.

To provide holistic legal representation by assessing and addressing a broad array of biopsychosocial issues that impact ECI's clients.

$45,000.00 

Fe y Justicia Workers Center

To assist low income and underserved immigrant workers in immigration cases and supporting workers' empowerment by obtaining their stolen wages

$20,000.00 

Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation

To support research, stakeholder engagement, staff and mentor training, expand Juvenile Justice Diversion, wraparound services, and conflict resolution capacity.

$4,000.00 

IEA - Inspire, Encourage, Achieve

To provide a Street Law curriculum and other civic engagement programming to youth in detention and on probation.

$10,000.00 

Justice for Our Neighbors Houston

To provide immigrant victims of violent crimes faster access to high quality legal representation.

$5,000.00 

Justice Forward

To provide nondisclosure filing and legal fees for graduates of Harris County Specialty Courts to petition to remove criminal history from their records.

$15,000.00 

Kids in Need of Defense

To provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors in the Greater Houston Region and expand the area's pro bono network.

$5,000.00 

Lone Star Legal Aid

To support a project coordinator for a pilot Eviction Right to Counsel initiative that targets COVID-19-impacted tenants involved with 4 Harris County Justice of the Peace Courts.

$40,000.00 

Memorial Assistance Ministries

To assist low-income immigrants to achieve United States Citizenship and young 'Dreamers' to obtain or continue their work authorization.

$4,950.00 

Santa Maria Hostel, Inc.

To advocate for timely access to care, treatment and services for women involved in criminal justice or Child Protective Services systems in Greater Houston.

$15,000.00 

Total Southeast Texas $251,215
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Valley & Gulf Coast

CASA of Hidalgo County

To fund our the CASA Advocate retention program. 

$2,500.00 

County of Hidalgo

To provide a court ordered high school credit recovery program, virtual tutoring services, social and emotional development and job search facilitation to service only 30 students 

$25,000.00 

Hidalgo County Bar Foundation

Fall 2020 grant funds awarded to the Hidalgo County Bar Foundation will be used to support the annual Region One Mock Trial Competition for South Texas students. 

$5,100.00 

One Heart Project

 To initiate programming for juvenile female offenders in deferment thereby reducing recidivism in Nueces County.

$25,000.00 

ProBAR - American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education

To empower detained immigrants with high-quality legal education and representation and serve adults and unaccompanied children in immigration detention in the Rio Grande Valley.

$50,000.00 

YMCA of the Coastal Bend

To provide financial assistance to students for district and state competition fees, as well as supplies.

$5,000.00 

Total The Valley & Gulf Coast $112,600
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Statewide

Children at Risk

To create a legally accurate, timely, and politically neutral resource for parents and school districts about school policies and discipline related to COVID-19 and students

$14,000.00 

Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc.

To provide ongoing training and support on HIPAA compliance for CACTX's network to ensure privacy and protection for child abuse victims and families.

$15,400.00 

Conference on Crimes Against Women, Inc.

To ensure Texas prosecutors and legal professionals receive the most relevant training available to support, investigate and prosecute crimes against women.

$7,500.00 

Diversity in the Profession Committee, State Bar of Texas

To assist diverse law students with the expense of bar exam preparation courses to increase the number of diverse attorneys in the state of Texas.

$15,000.00 

His Fathers Heart Ministries

To establish a recovery-based approach for women after being released from jail.

$25,000.00 

Law Focused Education, Inc.

To create a digital resource to explain the importance of jury service. 


$20,000.00 

Lone Star Justice Alliance

To provide free legal assistance and peer support to survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence seeking clemency for crimes directly tied to their own victimization.

$25,000.00 

Restored Hope Ministries

To rescue women and children from the sex industry and to provide food, medical, dental, legal, and education services, as well as witness protection.

$12,500.00 

Texas Access to Justice Commission

ATJ Summer Internship Program

$20,000.00 

Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts

To provide online legal and business advice to low income artists on topics related to navigating COVID 19 recovery efforts and sustaining income. 

$7,000.00 

Texas Advocacy Project, Inc.

To expand access to virtual legal services with updated video conferencing software and adding tele-law communication channels such as text and web chat.

$12,000.00 

Texas Appleseed

To provide translation of a toolkit aimed at helping low-income Texans resolve their fines and fees without harmful consequences. 

$4,825.00 

Texas Center for the Judiciary, Inc.

To further judicial expertise, provide a safe environment to exchange ideas, and offer an opportunity for collegiality among the judiciary and its partners.

$30,000.00 

Texas District & County Attorneys Foundation

To create a video showing the importance of diversity in prosecutor offices to reflect the communities they represent and instill confidence in the criminal justice system.

$15,000.00 

Texas Legal Services Center

To provide critical updates to TexasLawHelp.org, including an essential platform upgrade, a visual redesign, improved navigation/UX, a streamlined backend, and ADA improvements.

$25,000.00 

Texas Young Lawyers Association

To create a multimedia project satisfying TEKS about fostering civility in public discourse, education, government, law, and leadership through historical and current examples. 

$45,000.00 

University of North Texas Foundation

To develop a digital program for K-12 Texas Social Studies pedagogy on The Portal to Texas History, that will also serve as a national teaching model.

$5,000.00 

Total Statewide $298,225
GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL GRANTS $1,218,841
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