In fiscal year 2021, the Illinois Bar Foundation Board of Directors approved the distribution of $235,000 in Access to Justice Grants around the State in support of the below organizations.
Fund the legal services of the Emergency Services Division assisting victims of domestic violence every day.
Support for Community-located, Community-operated, Community-directed Legal Workshops and know-your-rights presentations.
Eliminating the barriers created by criminal records through the expungement and sealing process.
Funding for brief legal services, advice and referrals through the CARPLS Main Hotline
Support for Senior Legal Assistance Clinics throughout Cook County
CAASE Legal Services supporting victims of sexual exploitation
Legal advice in schools through the Chicago Public Schools Legal Clinics Project
Providing GAL services for adults with disabilities
Immigration Legal Services and Wrap Around Services for migrant children.
Legal advice through the hotline and Special Education Clinic
Educate very low-income Latinx workers about their Rights and Responsibilities Under the Law
Legal representation for non-traditional families through the Adoption Aid Program
Know Your Rights Education for Immigrants and Refugees throughout Illinois.
Support the expansion of legal aid in Illinois through the Equal Justice Illinois Campaign
Support the increase in access to justice for all through the use of technology and online tools at illinoislegalaid.org
Regional Immigration clinics in southern and central Illinois.
Driving Equity Through Education Advocacy and School-Based Legal Services
General Operating support to provide low-income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois with high-quality civil legal services in order to maintain their basic human needs
The Tenant Advocacy Program providing a spectrum of legal services to tenants in crisis
Helping address health problems related to homelessness including substance abuse and physical or mental health problems through the Homeless Project and medical-legal partnerships
Provide full legal services for domestic violence and sexual assault victims of north and northwest Cook County
Immigration legal services for Illinois residents in southern Illinois
Know-your-rights presentations and legal advice for detained immigrants
Comprehensive Domestic Violence, Immigration, and Housing Legal Aid
Regional immigration and citizenship clinics and workshops
Brief legal advice and referrals through the Telephone Counseling Services
Racial Equity Programming Implementation
Increasing and enhancing the pro bono capacity of law firms, corporations, law schools, and legal service agencies to better meet the legal needs of low-income individuals and families through the Pro Bono Program
Legal Representation for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Legal representation for survivors of domestic violence seeking more advanced protective orders through the Legal Access Program
Protecting the civil rights of Illinois prisoners through the Prisoner’s Rights Program
Support for the Immigration Legal Services Program
Support of Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinics at the New American Welcome Center