Trump Administration Rule Change Could Unleash Hundreds of Millions in Federal Funds to Defend Rights of Parents, Children in Child Protection Cases

Feature (NATIONAL)

Trump Administration Rule Change Could Unleash Hundreds of Millions in Federal Funds to Defend Rights of Parents, Children in Child Protection Cases

February 5, 2019 | John Kelly | Chronicle of Social Change (CA)
Most state and local courts have some guarantees of legal support available for kids and parents, even though the Supreme Court has ruled it is not constitutionally required. But child representation is not always provided by a lawyer.
Tags: Children & Juvenile | Civil Right to Counsel | Funding: Federal

The government pays for migrant children’s lawyers. Challenge the government, and they can lose their funding

News Story (NATIONAL)

The government pays for migrant children’s lawyers. Challenge the government, and they can lose their funding

November 13, 2018 | Patrick Michels | Reveal News
The U.S. refugee agency that cares for children who have crossed the border alone has for years threatened to cut off funding to legal advocates if they challenge a child’s detention or placement in juvenile jails, according to attorneys who have worked within the system.
Tags: Funding: Federal | Immigration Process

State budget should support legal aid

Op-Ed (Ohio)

State budget should support legal aid

May 27, 2018 | Jack D’Aurora | Columbus Dispatch
Remarkably, the state of Ohio contributes nothing to legal aid. The Ohio Supreme Court’s Task Force recommended in 2015 that the Ohio General Assembly fund the cost of the 120 legal-aid attorneys and support staff who were laid off because of declining funds.
Tags: Funding: Federal | Funding: State & Local

The Fight for Civil Legal Aid

Feature (Washington)

The Fight for Civil Legal Aid

May 27, 2018 | Natalie Breymeyer | Klipsun Magazine
Low-income residents find themselves unsure of how to deal with civil cases, but attorneys in Bellingham are dedicated to providing them with legal aid.
Tags: Funding: Federal | Funding: State & Local