Where The Money Goes

For Fiscal Year 2019-2020

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Click For Panhandle Region
Grant Total: $25,400 (2%)

Click For Northeast Details
Grant Total: $344,678 (25%)

Click For West Details
Grant Total: $43,405 (2%)

Click For Central Details
Grant Total: $260,460 (19%)

Click For Southeast Details
Grant Total: $257,219 (18%)

Click For Valley & Gulf Coast Detials
Grant Total: $156,240 (11%)

Click For Statewide Details
Grant Total: $316,179 (23%)

Panhandle

Big Country CASA

To provide a CASA/GAL for all child victims removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect in Taylor County.

$10,000

Lubbock Area Bar Association

To provide supplies to students participating with Judge in Court Camp

$1,900

Midland Teen Court Inc.

To engage students in programs about the legal system, personal accountability, community engagement, self-improvement, and  healthy attitudes toward authority

$3,500

Reflection Ministries of Texas, Inc.

To partially fund a group of second stage homes for victims of human trafficking

$10,000

Total Panhandle $25,400
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Northeast

Alliance for Children

This grant provides support for a Family Advocate's salary. The Family Advocate plays a critical role in AFC's court accompaniment and support and client emergency needs programs.

$20,000

Arlington Urban Ministries

To provide legal support for Arlington families facing imminent eviction from their homes.

$2,500

AZAR Foundation, Inc.

To inspire positive social change in the community and help youth deepen their commitment to social justice, racial equity, and civic responsibility. 

$10,000

Big Thought

To enhance the delivery of a trauma-informed model for reducing youth contact with the juvenile justice system

$22,000

CASA for Kids of East Texas, Inc.

To assist with the renovation of the new office building, specifically towards the "Training Center." 

$5,000

CASA for the Cross Timbers Area, Inc.

To fund attendance by staff & volunteers at the Crimes Against Children Conference to improve CASAs' advocacy efforts to promote the healing process for child victims.

$5,000

CASA of Tarrant County Inc.

To provide out-of-county travel expenses critical to gathering information needed for courts to administer justice for foster children.

$10,000

CitySquare

To provide legal services to residents in Dallas County who cannot afford market-rate legal services.

$20,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Denton County, Inc.

 To hire trained Advocates as temporary employees on an as-needed basis to supervise new cases when caseloads are too high for our staff.

$8,000

Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

To support the administration of justice for victims of criminal child abuse in Dallas County

$7,500

Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc.

To provide for the legal advocacy and representation needs of impoverished victims of intimate partner violence.

$10,000

Denton County Lawyers Foundation

To fund trial skills training for new or inexperienced lawyers by utilizing panels of seasoned, experienced lawyers and incentivize pro bono service.

$7,500

Domestic Relations Office (DRO) of Tarrant County

To provide the caseworkers in Family Court Services of Tarrant County the ability to video interviews in their offices and store/manage recordings.

$6,738

For the Sake of One

To provide funding for our supervised visitation monitors to receive adequate training, adequate pay, and provide other services to families in the CPS system

$7,450

Girls Empowerment Network

To support the expansion of the weekly, school-based Girl Connect Referral program for 30 Dallas girls who are high risk of entering the juvenile justice system

$10,000

Guardianship Services, Inc.

To expand identification and prevention of financial exploitation instructional workshops to Arlington, Texas, specifically concentrating on the Vietnamese

$15,000

HandsOn Texarkana

To assist in the expansion of the Skilled Parenting Program at the Federal Correction Institute in Texarkana

$2,620

Housing Crisis Center

To help prevent homelessness through legal intervention

$6,000

Legacy Family Court Foundation, Inc.

To faciliate Parents' recovery from addictions, instill long-term sobriety, decrease number of displaced children, increase family reunification in safer, healthier environments.

$12,250

Methodist Justice Ministry

To pay for court cost for women and children impacted by abuse and neglect.

$11,500

Mosaic Family Services

To provide secure LegalServer software and legal resources for the Multicultural Legal Services Program, supporting the confidentiality of crime victims' legal case information

$15,000

New Friends New Life

To facilitate the H.O.P.E. Class, a program for women who have been arrested for work in the sex industry and qualify for trafficking-focused support.

$4,020

projectHandUp dba The Gatehouse

To provide legal assistance to survivors of domestic abuse and poverty, allowing them to achieve legal stability.

$15,000

RISE Reaching Individuals through Service and Education

To provide educational sessions, interactive clinics, and pro bono services to local indigent and underserved individuals.

$5,000

Rusk-Panola Children's Advocacy Center

To provide state of the art investigative tools to our partners allowing thorough investigations in cases of child victims in trafficking, sextortion, and harassment.

$20,000

Shelter Agencies for Families in East Texas Inc.

To provide legal services to victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

$10,000

The Coalition for Quality End-of-Life Care, Inc. dba Care & Prepare

To assist in assessing our sustainability through research, strategic planning, fundraising and continued training of facilitators and instructors.

$10,000

The Family Place

To provide legal support to victims of domestic violence regarding their legal rights to take advantage of protections available to them.

$10,000

The Senior Source

To provide a seminar on elder financial abuse that will be filmed and used as a webinar to educate older adults, caregivers, and front line staff on the issue. 

$12,000

The University of Texas Foundation, Inc.

To implement experiential learning to promote the law profession and early engagement of underrepresented scholars

$15,000

The Women's Center of Tarrant County

To provide a Legal Fees Support Fund allowing Tarrant County victims of sexual & other violence to access Divorce, Child Custody & other services, related to their victimization.

$9,600

Theta Alpha Foundation

Provide training services to increase employment, health, educational and housing opportunity for  individuals involved with non-violent crimes, as well as dropouts and others.

$15,000

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas' Youth & Government Program

$5,000

Total Northeast Texas $344,678
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West

Center Against Sexual and Family Violence

To provide Court Accompaniment to protective order hearings, pre-trial hearings, and court proceedings; Immigration advocacy; and access to on-site legal partners.

$10,000

David's Legacy Foundation

To provide educational and pro bono legal services to students, parents, and educators in the El Paso community through a network of volunteer attorneys.

$19,795

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

To expand and continue to fight for the legal rights of migrants on a pro-bono basis

$4,610

University of Texas at El Paso

To provide stipends for Project AMPARO law student and prelaw student interns.

$9,000

Total West Texas $43,405
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 Central

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 the Texas Hill Country.  

$5,000

Austin Classical Guitar

To support identity-building, connection, and transformation for incarcerated youth in central Texas with daily, for-credit guitar education programs

$2,500

Austin Community Law Center

To expand the scale and frequency of Family Security Legal Clinics. 

$15,000

CASA of Central Texas, Inc.

To expand staff support and resources for volunteer recruitment, research and in-depth training to better identify potential family connections for foster children

$10,000

CASA of Williamson County Texas

 To hire an additional advocate supervisor to serve more abused and neglected children in Williamson County.

$28,000

Catholic Charities of Central Texas

To provide immigrants seeking asylum or other remedies with low-cost removal defense representation.

$10,000

Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center

To train volunteer mediators, potential volunteer mediators and pay expenses for trainers including rental of training facilities.

$12,000

Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA)

To serve an additional 8 foster children by providing a trained and supervised CASA Volunteer Advocate

$7,200

ChildSafe

To support care coordination, including a 24-hour drop-in center with dispatch and other services, for child victims of sexual exploitation

$14,000

Community Justice Foundation

To provide extended legal representation to vulnerable populations in San Antonio and the surrounding communities

$15,260

Family Eldercare

To advance care planning services for lower income Texans by hiring a legal professional to provide these services at low to no cost

$15,000

Generation Citizen

To provide capacity, materials, and training to support and evaluate the learning of college students who serve as civic mentors, or "Democracy Coaches", in Texas classrooms.

$5,000

Lone Star Victims Advocacy Project 

To fund a staff person to recruit, train, manage and supervise pro bono attorneys and volunteers providing pro bono services to immigrant survivors of abuse living in rural Texas.

$15,000

PEARLS Foundation

To provide coordination of a mentor network and engage vital community resources to support youth in foster care and while aging out.

$30,000

San Antonio Young Lawyers Association

To provide funding to create a video used to educate the public about the importance of the census and its impact on the community in regards to federal funding and representation

$9,000

St. Mary's University School of Law

To provide students the opportunity to engage in pro bono work during spring break at sites throughout Texas and Washington D.C. providing legal aid.

$4,000

VECINA

To provide nationally recognized asylum experts to mentor attorneys providing pro bono representation to asylum seekers in Texas

$15,000

Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas

To expand and establish a new clinic location in Southeast Austin, ensuring that low-income and indigent residents have access to vital pro bono civil legal services

$13,500

Williamson County

To identify needs of families in CPS system, increase rate of return of children, decrease recidivism of parents reentering CPS system, create healthy homes with community supports

$15,000

YMCA of Austin

To provide bus transportation for student participants and advisors from Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, and Midland to attend State Conference at Texas Capitol .

$10,000

YMCA of Greater San Antonio

To connect low-income youth with current events and achieve a greater understanding of civic engagement and democracy, enhancing their academic, leadership and life skills

$10,000

Total Central $260,460
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Southeast

Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse

To fund billboards to create awareness among all victims of abuse so those in need of services know how to get free legal representation

$7,500

CASA of Galveston County

To provide child victims of abuse and neglect the specialized voice of a court appointed special advocate to ensure their rights are protected

$5,000

CASA of Liberty/Chambers Counties

To provide enhanced practical tools to deal with chronic emotional and behavioral challenges that stem from trauma to children entering the foster care system

$7,500

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston

To provide immigration legal services to unaccompanied minors reunified in Houston and unaccompanied refugee minors and migrant children separated from their families.

$20,000

Community Christian Legal Aid

To provide legal training for attorneys necessary to take on representation in areas of law typical to clients in poverty

$7,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Texas, Inc.

To provide for equipment purchases for the  Resource Development Manager to ensure the successful implementation of the CASA Recruitment Initiative

$1,480

Fe y Justicia Workers Center

To offer legal support and education to low-income individuals so they can become empowered, reach stability, and move out of poverty

$30,000

Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation

To train youth, educators, and community members to facilitate restorative justice circles (mediation) so more youth can successfully be diverted from the criminal system

$30,000

Foster Care Advocacy Center

To evaluate the processes and client outcomes for FCAC's first full year of operation as a pilot multidisciplinary nonprofit law office for CPS cases in Harris County.

$15,000

Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County

To pay the legal expenses for closing on affordable homes for low income families.

$6,000

Harris County Law Library

To provide technology solutions and assistance with navigating the civil justice system for pro se litigants in Harris County. 

$16,225

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc.

To upgrade the educational resources available to pro bono volunteers and encouraging them to take more pro bono cases.

$19,547

Houston Young Lawyers Association

To bring awareness to physical and mental health for young attorneys and law students.

$10,000

Love with Lagniappe

To reduce the number of modifications in high conflict cases where parental alienation is present through education of families, attorneys and the judiciary

$15,037

Matagorda County CASA, Inc.

To recruit and train new volunteers and retain current volunteers serving as Guardians Ad Litems for abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

$10,000

Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County

To provide legal assistance for divorce and child custody cases for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. 

$18,000

Restoring Justice

To provide an attorney who will handle at least 120 indigent defense cases.

$15,000

The Equal Justice Center***

To provide legal aid on wage and employment injustice for low-wage workers who are engaged in post-Harvey reconstruction work,

$8,000

The Women's Home

To support the marketing and implementation of a new collaborative initiative to address the legal needs of underserved, impoverished families residing in Spring Branch East

$15,930

Total Southeast Texas $257,219
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Valley & Gulf Coast

Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas

To create a youth conference for students in the Rio Grande Valley to educate them on the voting process and help connect the dots on how voting affects us.

$6,930

Bluebonnet Children's Center Tri-County CASA

To purchase curriculum to educate adults that either are raising or working with youth that are victims of trauma

$5,200

CASA of The Coastal Bend

To achieve challenging recruitment and training goals to serve more abused children

$10,610

Citizens for Educational Excellence

To implement the Emerging Professionals Internship Program:Legal Studies project for Coastal Bend high school students. 

$10,000

Communities In Schools of the Coastal Bend

To educate youth on the damaging effects of cyberbullying in the schools and the laws that protect those being targeted

$9,200

Golden Crescent CASA

To provide a volunteer for each child in the foster system to have the best possible outcome.

$20,000

Nueces County

To assist with the creation of an automation system within the Nueces County Law Library

$3,000

Nueces County Juveniile Justice Volunteers, Inc.

To provide youth in the juvenile justice system social and emotional education, mentoring, skills training, employment opportunities, and legal assistance from pro bono attorneys.

$35,000

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

South Texas Literacy Coalition

To help schoolchildren learn that the basic literacy skills of reading and writing are important to academic success and learn about the career duties of attorneys

$3,800

YMCA of the Coastal Bend

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

$2,500

Total The Valley & Gulf Coast $156,240
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Statewide

Children at Risk

To research the Nondisclosure created by the 86th Legislature and educate the legal community about how to implement it to free trafficking victims

$19,000

Lone Star Justice Alliance

To support the survivors of child sex trafficking and intimate partner violence who were convicted of crimes as a direct result of their own victimization. 

$15,000

Southern Methodist University

To produce important empirical research to help rural Texas communities assure access to lawyers for persons accused of crimes

$26,890

Texas Access to Justice Commission

ATJ Summer Internship Program

$20,000

Texas Appleseed

To translate 2 statewide guides that help protect Texans from financial harm. 


$5,500

Texas Association for Court Administration

To allow involved court staff to complete a nationally Certified Court Manager certificate through the National Center for State Courts' Institute for Court Management

$30,789

Texas CASA

To train CASA staff to coach volunteer Guardians Ad Litem to know their legal role, plan, and be accountable; to retain more volunteers and advocate for more children

$9,500

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

$28,000

Texas Fair Defense Project

To develop a statewide network of pro bono attorneys to represent low-income Texans in their traffic ticket and related debt cases. 

$17,500

Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program

To provide education, materials, and resources to Texas lawyers and law students regarding depression and suicide prevention

$54,000

Texas State History Museum Foundation

To support an exhibition that will enlighten and empower youth and young adults about the history of human trafficking, how to recognize it, and what they can do to help end it

$15,000

Texas Young Lawyers Association

To create educational videos and written content satisfying state educational curriculum, focused on the role of women & their organizations in promoting & protecting civil rights

$42,500

The Beacon

To provide free printed copies of "Locked Out: A Texas Legal Guide to Reentry, 4th Edition" to state prisons and reentry programs to aid returning individuals.

$5,000

The Equal Justice Center

To meet the one-time costs to relocate the headquarters office in Austin due to sale and demolition of current offices.

$27,500

Total Statewide $316,179
GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL GRANTS $1,403,581
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