Investing in Justice

A building block for improving economic and community changes for Texans and their communities

 


 

Improving Justice For
Vulnerable Populations in Texas


Legal aid transforms the lives of Texans every day. Beyond the individual impact, legal aid is a critical building block for improving the communities we live in. Legal aid helps Texans living in poverty build a foundation of stability so they can create a better future for themselves, their families, and our communities.

Civil legal aid impacts Texas by:
  • Stabilizing families affected by poverty and violence
  • Rebuilding communities after natural disasters, like hurricanes and floods
  • Achieving economic benefits for individuals, veterans, and working families that deserve them
  • Empowering low-income workers to achieve fair treatment in the workplace
  • Ensuring families are able to remain in their home and in safe living conditions
  • Examining discriminatory practices for the marginalized
  • Educating underserved populations on legal rights and responsibilities
  • Identifying and developing legal solutions for communities
  • Guiding struggling youth on paths to become productive adults

  • Opportunity for private philanthropy
    Private philanthropy benefits tremendously from the actions of civil legal aid organizations, which share their work in alleviating poverty, securing income and family stability, ensuring health care, ending violence, and building stronger communities.
  • For more information:  download our brochure or contact the Texas Access to Justice Foundation at 512-320-0099.


    See article: Philanthropy Must Step Up for Fairness in Civil Justice -  The Chronicle of Philanthropy

    See: TAJF: Your Investment in Justice, 2016
  • Recent News

     

    June 6, 2017

    First National Bank of Aspermont Joins Prime Partner Program

    May 4, 2017

    New Jamail Endowment Supports Legal Services for Veterans

    March 29, 2017

    Many sexual assault survivors unaware free legal help is available - by Justice Eva Guzman Austin American-Statesman

    March 21, 2017

    Texas Legal Hotline Available for Survivors of Sexual Assault 

    March 3, 2017

    New applicants for 2017 TAJF grants must submit a Letter of Intent to Apply - By March 31 

    Feb. 17, 2017

    Student Loan Repayment Assistance Program application process opens- Deadline March 27 

    Dec. 4, 2016

    TAJF: Your Return on Investment - A year-end snapshot 

    Nov. 4, 2016

    Nov. 6-12 is Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week   

    Oct. 25, 2016

    TAJF Luncheon Kicks Off Pro Bono Week: ATJ Community Honors Legislative Heroes  

    Sept. 19, 2016

    Carlos M. Zaffirini, Jr., Apppointed to TAJF Board of Directors  

    Sept. 14, 2016

    TAJF Names 2016 Equal Justice Works Fellows

    Aug. 22, 2016

    Parenting Order Legal Line: Increasing Parenting Time for the Benefit of Children - ABA Dialogue 

    Aug. 10, 2016

    Legal aid groups aid to help poor families make smart decisions - KERA 

    July 8, 2016

    Help for sexual assault survivors - Corpus Christi Caller-Times  

    July 8, 2016

    One reason so many veterans are homeless? They can't afford lawyers. - Washington Post

    June 6, 2016

    Investing in Justice: Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault. - Philanthropy Southwest

    May 19, 2016

    Undue process: Poor people lose homes, children and money without a lawyer - Salon.com

    May 18, 2016

    Military Sexual Assault Victims Discharged After Filing Complaints - Time 

    May 9, 2016

    Rape survivors on a mission to help others... - Dallas Morning News  

     

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