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Children's Legal Services Grants

The Children's Legal Services grant program helps to provide legal assistance to needy children in areas of law which affect their safety, well-being, and future development. Annual grants are available to:

  • organizations providing direct legal representation of children, in matters ranging from delinquency to access to special education, mental health, and foster care services;
  • organizations engaging in impact litigation and/or systemic legal reform efforts on behalf of children;
  • organizations that provide lay advocacy for children in legal proceedings; and
  • organizations that assist with the administration of justice with respect to children.

As with all Bar Foundation funds, priority will be given to organizations providing direct legal representation. Local Advocacy Centers, CASAs, Supervised Visitation Centers and Teen Courts are eligible for seed funding, but after three years such programs will be subject to the Bar Foundation's sunset policy. The sunset policy calls for decreasing funding over the three-year period. The local programs are encouraged to seek funding from the LBF Community Partnership Panel in their area.

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Louisiana Bar Foundation  |  1615 Poydras Street, Suite 1000  |  New Orleans, LA 70112  |  Phone: 504.561.1046  |  Fax: 504.566.1926