City budget series: Legal Aid looks for line-item funding

A major advocate for at-risk children, immigrant youth, the elderly and many others in low-income communities soon may have a chance to enter a relatively exclusive contract with Charlottesville.
News Story (Virginia)

Chris Suarez
Daily Progress (VA)
March 28, 2016

Tags: Funding: State & Local

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)


The question is whether the city and Albemarle County will act on the Legal Aid Justice Center’s appeals to be removed from an agency funding review process that has recommended less funding than what the center and some other organizations have requested in recent years.

Whereas in previous years some community agencies would appeal to the city and county to meet their funding request through the area’s Agency Budget Review Team process, Legal Aid attorneys and executives are now asking that city officials give them special consideration in future budget cycles.

“What we do is critical,” said Mary Bauer, executive director of the Legal Aid Justice Center.