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More than $123,000 Awarded to Louisiana Non-Profits for Civil Legal Aid

The LBF has nine regional Community Partnership Panels (CPP) which identify areas of need throughout the year in addition to the regular LBF grant cycle. The CPPs foster collaboration, respond to arising community needs, and encourage local involvement in the designation of grant funds. Each panel has an annual budget of $20,000 for Jock Scott CPP Grants. The CPPs who have not yet designated all their funding will do so by June 30, 2020.

The Jock Scott CPP Grants are listed by region below. To see the LBF’s full grant list for 2019-20 click here.

Jock Scott CPP Grants for 2019-2020 (as of January 24, 2020)

 

Acadiana - $12,985

CASA of St. Landry-Evangeline - $3,000: Funds are for recruitment, community projects, training, more servicing of CINC cases, CASA awareness and Child Abuse Prevention Month Awareness events.

Chez Hope - $3,750: “A Legal Guide to Navigating the Temporary Restraining Order Process”. This book will assist victims in understanding the process and will contain updated information on TROs, DV laws, law enforcement responsibility, and preparing for court.

Louisiana Guardianship Services - $5,000: Louisiana Guardianship Services acts as curators for interdicts in Louisiana.

Pet Partners of Acadiana - $1,235: Pet Partners provide animal assisted interventions in juvenile court, Family Preservation Court, Truancy Court, victim support, as well as other settings.

 

Bayou Region - $20,000

CASA of Lafourche - $5,000: Funds are for expenses for travel required by CASA members to visit the children in and out of the courtroom each month.

CASA of Terrebonne - $5,000: Funds are for a new program – Traveling Tutors. This program will recruit teachers and other volunteers to tutor children in foster care. Funds will cover tutoring sessions.

Chez Hope - $3,750: “A Legal Guide to Navigating the Temporary Restraining Order Process”. This book will assist victims in understanding the process and will contain updated information on TROs, DV laws, law enforcement responsibility and preparing for court.

Fletcher Technical Community College - $5,250: The Falcon Academy works to reduce delinquency and recidivism, reduce level of involvement of youths in the Juvenile Justice System, and teach youths to actively choose alternatives to criminal activity.

Louisiana Appleseed - $1,000: Funds are for creation of statewide educational videos that will explain the process of filing for TROs and POs for those who cannot afford an attorney or secure a pro bono attorney. The videos will serve as a vehicle to empower survivors to represent themselves in pursuit of these protective orders/temporary restraining orders.

 

Capital Area - $5,750

Chez Hope - $3,750: “A Legal Guide to Navigating the Temporary Restraining Order Process”. This book will assist victims in understanding the process and will contain updated information on TROs, DV laws, law enforcement responsibility and preparing for court.

Louisiana Appleseed - $2,000: Funds are for creation of statewide educational videos that will explain the process of filing for TROs and POs for those who cannot afford an attorney or secure a pro bono attorney. The videos will serve as a vehicle to empower survivors to represent themselves in pursuit of these protective orders/temporary restraining orders. Appleseed has requested funds from each panel, as these videos will be released statewide and serve every region.

 

Central - $2,000

Louisiana Appleseed - $2,000: Funds are for creation of statewide educational videos that will explain the process of filing for TROs and POs for those who cannot afford an attorney or secure a pro bono attorney. The videos will serve as a vehicle to empower survivors to represent themselves in pursuit of these protective orders/temporary restraining orders. Appleseed has requested funds from each panel, as these videos will be released statewide and serve every region.

 

Greater Orleans - $20,000

Louisiana Appleseed - $1,500: Funds are for creation of statewide educational videos that will explain the process of filing for TROs and POs for those who cannot afford an attorney or secure a pro bono attorney. The videos will serve as a vehicle to empower survivors to represent themselves in pursuit of these protective orders/temporary restraining orders. Appleseed has requested funds from each panel, as these videos will be released statewide and serve every region.

NOLA Grannies - $4,000: NOLA Grannies provides support to legal asylum-seekers. Funds will cover immigration attorneys to review fliers being handed to individuals to ensure accuracy. Funds will also place an immigration attorney on retainer to answer questions that arise.

The Pro Bono Project - $10,000: The PBP funding is to initiate a formal program to serve juvenile immigrants in need of representation as they go before state juvenile court, file for citizenship, and appear at status hearings at federal immigration court.

Orleans Parish Juvenile Court – Teen Court - $4,000: Funds are for facilitating seminars and workshops for school staff and personnel, training, educational materials supplies.

Oral History Project - $500: A video collection of oral histories of retiring judges, bar leaders, and other legal personalities to preserve the history, culture and flavor of Louisiana Law.

 

Northeast - $20,000

D.A.R.T. (Domestic Abuse Resistance Team) - $4,000: Funds are for expenses to hire a trainer for their 2020 “Collaboration is Key” seminar, which includes intensive training on domestic violence and covers a variety of topics. 

Louisiana Appleseed - $2,000: Funds are for creation of statewide educational videos that will explain the process of filing for TROs and POs for those who cannot afford an attorney or secure a pro bono attorney. The videos will serve as a vehicle to empower survivors to represent themselves in pursuit of these protective orders/temporary restraining orders. Appleseed has requested funds from each panel, as these videos will be released statewide and serve every region.

Pine Hills Advocacy Center - $14,000: Pine Hills is both a child advocacy center and sexual assault center. Funds are for creating a forensic exam room. Costs include equipment for the room as well as a sexual assault nurse examiner.

 

Northshore - $13,500

Children’s Advocacy Center/Hope House - $9,000: Funds are for forensic interviewing equipment for their Washington Parish child advocacy center.

Family Promise of St. Tammany - $2,500: Family Promise provides emergency shelter, case management, and follow up services for homeless families. Funds are for non-criminal legal needs including custody cases, domestic violence cases, and financial hardship cases.

Louisiana Appleseed - $2,000: Funds are for creation of statewide educational videos that will explain the process of filing for TROs and POs for those who cannot afford an attorney or secure a pro bono attorney. The videos will serve as a vehicle to empower survivors to represent themselves in pursuit of these protective orders/temporary restraining orders. Appleseed has requested funds from each panel, as these videos will be released statewide and serve every region.

 

Northwest - $20,000

Louisiana Appleseed - $2,000: Funds are recommended for creation of statewide educational videos that will explain the process of filing for TROs and POs for those who cannot afford an attorney or secure a pro bono attorney. The videos will serve as a vehicle to empower survivors to represent themselves in pursuit of these protective orders/temporary restraining orders. Appleseed has requested funds from each panel, as these videos will be released statewide and serve every region.

Shreveport Bar Foundation - $18,000: SBF seeks to expand their Victims of Domestic Violence (LRVDV) program from Caddo Parish to Bossier Parish. Objectives of this program are to help protect victims by getting them protective orders, educate victims on the legal process, and to give a voice to victims in the courtroom who might not otherwise be heard.

 

Southwest - $9,300

Girlie Girls Mentoring - $6,070: Girlie Girls Mentoring is dedicated to assisting young ladies aged 12-18 to become active members in their communities through seminars, tutoring, college touring, ACT prep, job/career readiness, scholarships, and Reducing the Risk program.  Funds are to purchase books and to create a curriculum for educating members about legalities of criminal behavior surrounding social misconduct. Funds will cover law education books and incurred costs from production of the program, such as supplies, guest speakers, etc.

Louisiana Appleseed - $2,000: Funds are for creation of statewide educational videos that will explain the process of filing for TROs and POs for those who cannot afford an attorney or secure a pro bono attorney. The videos will serve as a vehicle to empower survivors to represent themselves in pursuit of these protective orders/temporary restraining orders. Appleseed has requested funds from each panel, as these videos will be released statewide and serve every region.

LBF Oral History Project - $1,230: A video collection of oral histories of retiring judges, bar leaders, and other legal personalities to preserve the history, culture and flavor of Louisiana Law.

 

 

 

The Louisiana Bar Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity organized under the state of Louisiana.



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