Justice Unlocked is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Smithville Charitable Foundation which will allow us to provide over $20,000 in free and discounted legal services to victim’s of domestic/family violence and sexual assault. Thanks to the generosity and help of this local community partner, Justice Unlocked will be able to more than double our capacity for providing free services in the coming year!
Survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault often have complex legal needs involving protective orders, family law cases, the Department of Child Services, and a variety of other issues. Our stated minimum goals for this grant are to extend legal assistance to at least 40 additional victims in the next 12 months. In an effort to expand the reach and efficiency of the grant, we’re seeking out partnerships with other aid organizations in the area so that we can connect with the men and women they serve to offer on-site legal consultations at no-cost. In fact, we’re ready to announce our first such community partner, the Monroe County Protective Order Assistance Project! Our first on-site visitation with POAP will take place on Wednesday, November 22nd, from 12pm to 4pm in the Monroe County Justice Building.
Keep your eye on our website and social media over the course of the next few weeks as we announce additional local partners and share more information about how you might qualify for free legal services provided by this grant. Justice Unlocked looks forward to being able to help even more people in 2018, and expanding access to justice for everyone.