2012 grant recipients
The Board of Trustees recently authorized grants totaling $25,000 to support pro bono programs and projects that promote the public understanding of the law to the following agencies. These funds will be distributed in early 2012.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Pittsburgh
To increase the capacity of Legal Services for Immigrants & Internationals (LSII) to provide legal assistance to at-risk, immigrant women who are victims of domestic abuse and seek immigration relief.
To support the cost of Fostering School Success which will help children in foster or group home care to remain in their home school districts, or if transferring schools is necessary, to be enrolled in an appropriate educational program.
Mental Health America Legal Services
To ensure that people with mental illness receive legal assistance in a timely and understanding manner, thereby ensuring them the best opportunity to achieve positive resolutions to their legal problems.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
To expand NLSA’s ability to respond to the needs of PFA victims and increase available resources to victims which may prevent the need for them to reengage in abusive relationships.
Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
To support the Civil Legal Project in providing representation and advice on civil legal matters in divorce cases involving domestic violence.