Legal Aid receives $1.2M in grants to help local DV victims

Justice for Families grant to help Trumbull County domestic violence victims

News Story (Ohio)

Akron Legal News (OH)
November 13, 2018

Tags: Funding: Federal

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Aid (Central Northeast Ohio)


Specifically, Legal Aid was awarded a shared grant of nearly $635,000 for its Justice for Victimized Families project in Trumbull County. Legal Aid also received $600,000 from the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) to provide legal assistance to domestic violence victims in central northeast Ohio. Both grants span three years and aim to help domestic violence survivors stay safe and rebuild their lives.

“We do many things at Legal Aid,” says Legal Aid Executive Director Steven McGarrity. “We save homes by preventing evictions and foreclosures. We save much needed benefits for the disabled and for veterans. We save income and assets for people facing crushing debt through bankruptcy.

“But there is only one thing we do that directly saves lives, and that is the work we do for survivors of violence.”