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


    Aug. 25, 2021

    TAJF Receives $20 Million from TDHCA to Provide COVID-related Housing Legal Services

    June 16, 2021

    Texas Legislature Provides Funding for the State's Legal Aid System

    May 11, 2021

    TAJF Executive Director honored with national Innovations in Equal Justice Award

    Apr. 15, 2021

    Help sexual assault survivors and support legal aid - Justice Eva Guzman, Houston Chronicle

    Mar. 3, 2021

    Hurting from the pandemic and storm, more Texans need legal aid - Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Austin American-Statesman

    Nov. 5, 2020

    Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week goes virtual, free clinics held Nov. 9 - 13

    Oct. 21, 2020

    Stop TX Eviction Launches to Keep Renters Housed

    Oct. 1, 2020

    TAJF Creates New Tate Rural Justice Fellowship

    Sept. 22, 2020

    Hispanic Issues Section Raises Funds for Legal Aid

    Sept. 2, 2020

    TAJF Adds Houston Attorney Travis Torrence to Board

    Aug. 25, 2020

    TAJF Names Former Texas Supreme Court Justice Deborah Hankinson as Board Chair

    Aug. 12, 2020

    TAJF Sponsors Five Equal Justice Works Fellows

    Aug. 10, 2020

    American Bar Association Appoints TAJF Executive Director to New Positions

    June 25, 2020

    Nearly 50 Prime Partner Banks Remain Committed to Funding Civil Legal Aid


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