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Staff is working 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.

More than $66,000 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 $10,000 for Jock Scott CPP Grants. The CPPs who have not yet designated all their funding will do so by June 30, 2021.

The Jock Scott CPP Grants are listed by region below. To see the LBF’s full grant list for 2020-21 click here.

 

Jock Scott CPP Grants for 2020-2021 (as of January 2021)

Acadiana - $10,000

CASA of SoLa - $5,000: CASA will be the local leader to promote awareness of TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention), to provide trainings and to implement TBRI principles in agencies in their service area, providing services to groups like DCFS case workers, foster parent organizations, Family Preservation Court, schools and other community advocacy groups. Funds are for training events, staffing associated with implementing the program, materials and resources.

Chez Hope - $5,000: Funds are for creating and distributing a quick reference guide titled “Law Enforcement Responsibilities surrounding Service and Enforcement of Restraining Orders”. This guide will assist victims in understanding the responsibilities of Law Enforcement when serving and enforcing Restraining Orders.

Bayou Region - $8,194

CASA of Terrebonne - $3,194: Funds are for recruitment advertising, training expenses, background checks and payments to tutors. The goal is to provide a volunteer to every child in foster care in Terrebonne Parish who needs one.

Chez Hope - $5,000 Funds are for creating and distributing a quick reference guide titled “Law Enforcement Responsibilities surrounding Service and Enforcement of Restraining Orders”. This guide will assist victims in understanding the responsibilities of Law Enforcement when serving and enforcing Restraining Orders.

Capital Area - $5,000

Chez Hope - $5,000: Funds are for creating and distributing a quick reference guide titled “Law Enforcement Responsibilities surrounding Service and Enforcement of Restraining Orders”. This guide will assist victims in understanding the responsibilities of Law Enforcement when serving and enforcing Restraining Orders.

Central - $3,500

Central Louisiana Pro Bono Project - $3,500: Funds are for updating equipment needed to provide services to disadvantaged persons in Avoyelles, Rapides and Vernon parishes. Funds are specifically for PPE, a Zoom business account, an updated computer and printer, and computer software.

Greater Orleans - $10,000

Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center - $9,500: The goal of this program is to increase policies halting evictions, foreclosures and public housing authority terminations across the state and increase public awareness regarding regulations governing evictions and foreclosures, as well as housing discrimination. Funds are for partial staff salaries for Education Department, Legal Department, Homeownership Protection Department and Policy/Communications Departments to reach these goals.

Oral History Project - $500: The LBF Education Committee produces a continuing series of oral histories. The series is a part of the Committee's plans to systematically broaden the LBF's work to preserve the history, culture and flavor of Louisiana Law. 

Northeast - $10,000

Pine Hills Advocacy Center - $9,000: Funds are for supplies needed to run the Forensic Exam Room and SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) fees.

Oral History Project - $1,000: The LBF Education Committee produces a continuing series of oral histories. The series is a part of the Committee's plans to systematically broaden the LBF's work to preserve the history, culture and flavor of Louisiana Law.

Northshore - $10,000

Children’s Advocacy Center/Hope House - $1,000: Funds are to establish the LBF Room for Justice. The room will be a co-located workspace for prosecutors, law enforcement and DCFS investigators. The goal is to have greater communication, investigative collaboration, and unification of resource sharing, as well as an increase in teamwork, engagement, and resource acquisition for child abuse victims and their caregivers. Funds are specifically for personnel, equipment, and supplies.

NAMI of St. Tammany - $5,000: Funds are to expand their legal guidance program. Funds are for a legal professional who will address needs of mentally ill clients and provide legal education including interdiction, and power of attorney. Additional costs include internet, programs, telephone, and copying/printing. 

STARC of Louisiana - $2,955: STARC’s “Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Disabilities” provides education about protecting legal rights, assets and government benefits, as well as estate planning matters to parents of children with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Funds are for educational workshops discussing special needs trusts, legal status, and preservation of government benefits. Expenses include advertising, printing and travel. Funds are additionally for financial assistance to qualifying participants.  

Oral History Project - $1,045: The LBF Education Committee produces a continuing series of oral histories. The series is a part of the Committee's plans to systematically broaden the LBF's work to preserve the history, culture and flavor of Louisiana Law.

Northwest - $10,000

Gingerbread House - $5,000: Gingerbread House Children’s Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving child abuse victims through forensic interviews, multidisciplinary investigations, child life, family advocacy, prevention education, and anti-human trafficking care. Funds are specifically for the forensic interviewing of child victims component of the program. 

Volunteers for Youth Justice - $5,000: VYJ’s Teen Court is a voluntary youth diversion program that offers youths an alternative to the regular juvenile court process. The goal is to reduce the number of youths entering the Juvenile Court System. Funds are for a portion of the Teen Court Coordinator salary, security, student field trips, and other program expenses.   

 

 

 

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