Where The Money Goes

For Fiscal Year 2019-2020


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%)


Big Country CASA

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


Lubbock Area Bar Association

To provide supplies to students participating with Judge in Court Camp


Midland Teen Court Inc.

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


Reflection Ministries of Texas, Inc.

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


Total Panhandle $25,400
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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.


Arlington Urban Ministries

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


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. 


Big Thought

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


CASA for Kids of East Texas, Inc.

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


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.


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.



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


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.


Dallas Children's Advocacy Center

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


Denton County Friends of the Family, Inc.

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


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.


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.


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


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


Guardianship Services, Inc.

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


HandsOn Texarkana

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


Housing Crisis Center

To help prevent homelessness through legal intervention


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.


Methodist Justice Ministry

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


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


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.


projectHandUp dba The Gatehouse

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


RISE Reaching Individuals through Service and Education

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


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.


Shelter Agencies for Families in East Texas Inc.

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


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.


The Family Place

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


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. 


The University of Texas Foundation, Inc.

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


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.


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.


YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas

The YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas' Youth & Government Program


Total Northeast Texas $344,678
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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.


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.


Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center

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


University of Texas at El Paso

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


Total West Texas $43,405
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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.  


Austin Classical Guitar

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


Austin Community Law Center

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


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


CASA of Williamson County Texas

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


Catholic Charities of Central Texas

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


Central Texas Dispute Resolution Center

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


Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA)

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



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


Community Justice Foundation

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


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


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.


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.


PEARLS Foundation

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


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


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.



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


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


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


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 .


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


Total Central $260,460
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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


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


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


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.


Community Christian Legal Aid

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


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


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


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


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.


Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County

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


Harris County Law Library

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


Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc.

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


Houston Young Lawyers Association

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


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


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.


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. 


Restoring Justice

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


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,


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


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.


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


CASA of The Coastal Bend

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


Citizens for Educational Excellence

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


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


Golden Crescent CASA

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


Nueces County

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


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.


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.  


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


YMCA of the Coastal Bend

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


Total The Valley & Gulf Coast $156,240
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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


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. 


Southern Methodist University

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


Texas Access to Justice Commission

ATJ Summer Internship Program


Texas Appleseed

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


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


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


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 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. 


Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program

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


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


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


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.


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.


Total Statewide $316,179
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