Where The Money Goes

For Fiscal Year 2023-2024


Click For Panhandle Region
Grant Total: $62,000 (4%)

Click For Northeast Details
Grant Total: $415,897 (25%)

Click For West Details
Grant Total: $71,807 (4%)

Click For Central Details
Grant Total: $247,082 (15%)

Click For Southeast Details
Grant Total: $372,220 (22%)

Click For Valley & Gulf Coast Detials
Grant Total: $184,651 (11%)

Click For Statewide Details
Grant Total: $313,506 (19%)


Catholic Charities of the Texas Panhandle

To provide pro bono legal services to under served immigrants and refugees in Amarillo and the Texas Panhandle.


Centers for Children and Families, Inc.

To ensure court referrals to Kids First take place in safe environments with law enforcement presence that supports healthy interactions between all family members. 


Downtown Women's Center

To support Drug Court referrals to the Recovery Program


Family Support Services of Amarillo

To provide financial assistance to survivors pursuing civil legal remedies for protective orders, divorce, and custody proceedings.


Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture

To support the creation of an exhibition and learning guide for Texas schools honoring Charlye O. Farris the 1st African American woman licensed to practice law in Texas.


Total Panhandle $62,000
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Alliance for Children

To provide funding for partners from the district attorney’s office, local law enforcement, and/or CPS representatives to attend the statewide Crimes Against Children Conference.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas

To provide leadership development for ages 13-18 and a mini camp aiming to educate teens on law enforcement and their rights.


Champions for Children

To provide a 2-hour training to 1500 childcare teachers on child neglect and abuse identification


Children's Advocacy Center of Smith County

To provide equipment for the second medical examination room for the SANE program.


City of Forney

To provide Cellebrite Certification for Police Officers.


Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

To provide training and professional development for DCAC Forensic Interviewers and Family Advocates.


Dallas County/Dallas County District Attorney's Office

To assist in closing short-term transportation gaps for AIM Court program participants.


East Texas Immigrant Advocacy and Resource Center

 To serve low-income immigrants by assisting with funding for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) renewal costs and first-generation passports.


Family Compass

To provide court-mandated counseling for low-income divorcing parents and cover client fees to encourage and grow participation.


Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.

To  assist with salary expenses in hiring a Supervising Attorney.


Kid Net Foundation dba Jonathan's Place

To provide transportation and supervision for victims of child abuse in Emergency Shelter to meet with attorneys, attend court, and receive crucial services.


Lone Star CASA

To recruit, train, and supervise advocates to offer in-home supportive interventions to families who are being investigated by CPS but whose children remain at home.


Methodist Justice Ministry

To provide filing fees, process servers, drug and DNA labs, records, mediations, etc.for family law cases protecting victims of abuse who are living in poverty.


Metrocare Services

To assist in building a new Child & Adolescent Mental Health Clinic for youth, including justice involved youth, who will receive integrated, evidence-based services.


Mil Mujeres, Inc.

To increase the level of access to direct legal services for vulnerable Latina immigrants who are survivors of Intimate Partner Violence in Texas. 


Mission Granbury

To provide legal representation for residential and non-residential domestic violence victims in the Family Violence Program.


Northeast Texas CASA, Inc.

 To expand the partner relations team for the Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center.


One Heart Project

To begin expansion of services into Rockwall County, serving up to 48 justice-involved and at-risk youth annually.


Our Daily Bread

To provide legal assistance to those experiencing homelessness in Denton County.


Simply Grace

To fund leadership training for House Managers at 5 transitional living facilities and 4 key staff, including training on how to guide clients to legal assistance.


Texas Muslim Women's Foundation, Inc.

To support legal internships, translation, and pro-bono legal services of Family and Immigration law for underserved survivors of domestic violence.


The Heights Ellis County

To incorporate legal advocacy in a centralized location for domestic violence victims in Ellis County.


The University of Texas Foundation, Inc.

To implement a strategy of multiple experiential learning to promote the law profession and early engagement of underrepresented scholars. 


The Way Back

To expand comprehensive re-entry services, expand services to more women with specialized needs, and help provide transitional housing.   



To secure legal services and cover legal fees for survivors of child sex trafficking as needs emerge throughout the year.


Trinity Kids, Inc.

 To provide court-mandated parenting classes to parents in North Texas who are on the verge of losing their children or working to regain custody.


YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

To provide transportation costs and conference fees for students involved in the Youth and Government program and Junior Youth and Government program.


Total Northeast Texas $415,897
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CASA of El Paso, Inc.

To provide an in-person Abuse Prevention Training Program to help staff and advocates recognize inappropriate or suspicious interactions and how to respond effectively.


Child Crisis Center of El Paso

To provide funding to renovate the shelter.


City of El Paso Municipal Court

To provide the Teen Court Program support for the continuation of positive peer pressure, in a real Justice Program run by teens for teens.


El Paso County

To provide additional assistance to Pro-se individuals in family law cases.


Lydia Patterson Institute

To provide student summer stipends for internships with the El Paso County Public Defenders Office.


Total West Texas $71,807
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Alzheimer's Association

To provide educational resources and assistance to caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias via Legal and Financial Seminars and Conference.


Asian Family Support Services of Austin

To provide education on legal rights and resources to survivors of domestic violence from under served or low-income communities in Central Texas. 


Austin Bar Foundation's Veterans Legal Assistance Program

To purchase and implement a Volunteer Management and Volunteer Engagement solutions systems offered by Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofits.


Austin Classical Guitar

To provide daily guitar classes in 5 Texas juvenile justice facilities, which are the only fully accredited arts programs for incarcerated youth in the state. 


Baylor University School of Law

 To provide the initial equipment and administrative support to establish the proposed family law clinic for the McLennan County Court.


Better at Last

 To purchase equipment needed to host lectures/workshops to better educate older adults on important Elder Law topics.


CASA for the Highland Lakes Area

To support transportation funding for volunteer advocates of CASA for the Highland Lakes Area.


CASA of Central Texas, Inc.

To enhance communications efforts to recruit more community volunteers to serve more children who have been abused and neglected.


CASA of Williamson County Texas

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


Catholic Charities of Central Texas

To replace aging equipment that Immigration Legal Services uses to provide legal aid and access interpretation services to meet the increased language needs of clients.


Central Texas Parent Advocacy Group

To allow for the expansion of the program into additional counties in Central Texas. 


ME3LJ Center

To expand reentry outreach and services to the public via radio and other media related platforms. 


Texas Appleseed

To support a pilot project to train attorneys on how to help survivors of domestic violence claim identity theft if they were victims of coerced debt.


Unbound Now

To support advocacy work which offers 24/7 on-call crisis response in Austin, including proactive work in detention centers and accompanying victims to court. 


Williamson County

To provide in-house, evidence-based Moral Recognition Therapy groups (MRT), individual and family mental health treatment, and alcohol/drug use monitoring to ensure public safety.


Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center

To build capacity to meet the critical and increasing needs of kids who have been abused. 


Youth Justice Alliance

 To expand support for aspiring first-gen lawyers in Texas to NEW communities including El Paso, Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, and Hidalgo County.


Total Central Texas $247,082
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To partially fund a full-time lawyer in-house to address the legal needs of disadvantaged medical patients.


Avenue Community Development Corporation

To establish accessible information and guidance on home ownership and housing with regard to real estate law.


CASA of Galveston County

To assist children and youth in understanding their rights under the CPS Rights of Children and Youth in Foster Care in Texas.


Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas

To provide legal services to the underserved and vulnerable immigrant population through our Immigration Education and Awareness Initiative.


Cherish Our Children, Inc (COCI)

To provide enrichment and mentoring opportunities for program participants.


Child Advocates of Fort Bend

To provide family-strengthening and prevention outreach to child victims of abuse.


Children 4 Tomorrow

To provide a non-intrusive assessment/observational setting for families ordered by the courts to receive an assessment/evaluation due to custody issues.


Children's Safe Harbor

To partially fund a regional training conference for partner investigative agencies to receive education on the collaborative approach to child abuse investigations.


Covenant House Texas

To provide legal counsel to homeless youth and legal training for staff


DIFY Foundation

To assist,educate and connect legal immigrants and refugees recently arrived with legal and community resources.


Experiential Education Department-Thurgood Marshall School of Law

To assist in hiring a dedicated staff attorney responsible for reviewing, adjudicating, managing summer cases, and representing clients during summer hearings.


Foster Care Advocacy Center

To provide a Case Manager to support and expand a pro bono program that provides legal services to prevent the removal of children into foster care.


Galveston County Clubhouse Inc.

To provide startup funding for the Clubhouse model of mental health recovery.


Galveston-Houston Immigrant Representation Project

To provide comprehensive, trauma-informed legal services.


Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 1, Place 2

To create a legal resource center for self-represented litigants and members of the public served by Precinct 1-2 JP Court.


Hispanic Bar Association of Houston

To provide a stipend for Hispanic Law Students attending Houston area Law Schools to intern and eventually pursue a career with Non-Profits and the Government sector.


Hope For Three

To provide crisis intervention training and outreach to members of law enforcement and first responders to respond to a mental health crisis effectively.


Houston Bar Association

To provide increased lactation facilities at the Harris County Court Complex to ensure equal access to justice for nursing mothers whether as jurors, lawyers, or the public.


Houston PEARLS Foundation

To provide programming which teaches independent adult living skill to girls to break the generational cycle of poverty, DFPS and justice system involvement.


IEA - Inspire, Encourage, Achieve

To enhance court coordination and advocacy services, reduce youth recidivism, and promote education and community well-being in Southeast Texas.


Justice Forward

To equalize successful community reentry for housed and unhoused individuals participating in and graduating from Harris County Specialty Courts.


Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corporation

To provide heirship legal assistance to low-income Texans and assist clients in completing a transfer on death deed.


Sojourn Landing (dba The Landing)

To help victims of human trafficking navigate legal needs and meet the conditions of probation and parole through flexible financial assistance and case management.


South Texas College of Law Houston

To provide stipends for postgraduate fellowships in the Low Income Tax Clinic who will plan and execute community education and outreach programs.


Stonewall Law Association of Greater Houston

To provide resources for the state's first general LBGT law clinic.


The Council on Recovery

To improve outcomes for justice-involved persons with substance use, mental illness, and co-occurring disorders.


Total Southeast Texas
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Valley & Gulf Coast

Affordable Homes of South Texas, Inc.

To support the development of an estate planning pilot project regarding real estate that will help minimize estate and title issues for low-income families.


Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of San Antonio, Inc.

To make estate planning, guardianship, and other less restrictive alternatives such as power of attorneys accessible through low-cost services.


City of McAllen

To revamp the City of McAllen's Municipal Court's Teen Court Program. 


Equal Justice America

To fund two summer law student fellows, from Texas-based law schools, to provide a variety of pro bono legal services working out of Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid.


Family Counseling Service

To provide upgrades to technology used in victim & offender services to lower recidivism rates.


Hope Of South Texas, Inc

 To cover conference expenses for employees of Hope and possible MDT partner.


Merced Housing Texas

To provide free legal services to homeowners who live on low to extremely low incomes to proactively break cycles of generational poverty.


Neighborhood Defender Service

To allow the creation of outreach efforts to provide housing defense services to low-income residents in Harris County.


Proyecto Azteca

To educate South Texas low-income homeowners on solar panel scams, raising awareness of predatory practices and safeguarding their rights and homes.


Voz de Ninos

 To increase the number of CASA volunteers and increase the number of youth affected by sex trafficking who can be served. 


Women's Empowerment Legal Center

To provide free legal services to survivors domestic violence. 


Total The Valley & Gulf Coast $184,651
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Austin Young Lawyers Association Foundation

To produce a video to educate pro se litigants on how to execute the voir dire process in Texas JP and Municipal court systems.


Bill of Rights Institute

To provide Texas teachers with training in our Founding principles-based curriculum on civics and US History


Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc

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


Conference on Crimes Against Women, Inc.

To provide survivors of gender-based violence with trauma-informed representation by educating attorneys on best methods to support survivors and hold offenders accountable.


Innocence Project of Texas

To assist with increasing costs for forensic testing and fees for subject matter experts in order to help free innocent clients.


Kidsave International

To assist older kids in foster care so they don't age out alone, through outreach to TX CASAs, attorneys, courts & child welfare stakeholders about the host family visit model.


Mercy Gate Ministries, Inc.

To develop and teach online, customized Court Training to Support Victims/Defendants of Sexual Exploitation classes to court officials and judicial stakeholders statewide.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)- Texas

To create, publish, and distribute the 7th edition of the "Texas Criminal Procedure and the Offender with Mental Illness: An Analysis and Guide."


Ranch Hands Rescue

To provide assistance in legal fees and costs incurred to help male clients who have been victims of sex trafficking. 


Respite Care of San Antonio, Inc.

To ensure the safety and preserve the legal rights of children in two emergency shelters by providing 24/7/365 security services.


State Bar of Texas Legal Services Office

To provide scholarships for Access to Justice summer interns.


Texas Advocacy Project, Inc.

To coordinate a statewide pro-bono, civil legal services program for poor and under-served victims of power-based abuse. 


Texas Center for Child and Family Services

To provide judges and attorneys information about Community-Based Care and answer questions about what to expect as this change occurs in the child welfare system.  


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.


Texas Network of Youth Services

To amplify voices of at-risk young people to prevent justice involvement and influence youth-informed, equitable justice systems.


Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

To improve access to foster resources by updating the Aging Out guide, redesigning TFYJ Project materials, and distributing redesigned outreach items.  


Texas Young Lawyers Association

To create a multimedia website that will educate prospective and current law students about the legal profession and attending law school. 


Total Statewide $313,506

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