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


    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

    June 9, 2020

    No Justice, No Peace - By Betty Balli Torres

    May 21, 2020

    Jamail Endowment Supporting Legal Services for Texas Veterans Reaches $1M  

    May 2020

    Join us for Justice Jam - May 20  A musical fundraiser for the Emergency Legal Aid Fund

    April 16, 2020

    Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault Essential and Readily Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

    April 9, 2020

    TAJF Establishes Emergency Legal Aid Fund to Help with COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mar. 24, 2020

    Statement on COVID-19 and the Impact on Legal Aid


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