Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- In a release today the South Carolina Bar Foundation announced granting funds to a number of charitable organizations in South Carolina.
The Foundation was created in 1987 with the purpose of funding legal services across a wide variety of charities, and to date has presented more than $43 million to various legal related organizations that work on behalf of the impoverished, homeless, and domestic abuse victims.
The grants were presented to fund legal aid, law related education, and other legal related projects and services:
Sistercare received $26,000 to provide legal services free of charge to battered women and their children.
The USC School of Law Pro Bono Program was given $15,000 to place law student clerks in various legal services organizations.
Richland County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) was awarded $7,500 to represent abused and neglected children in Richland County.
The SC Access to Justice Commission ($82,400) explores ways to expand legal services for low income South Carolinians.
The SC Center for Fathers & Families ($65,000) oversees and manages the operations of six fatherhood programs that connect low income fathers with livable wage jobs.
The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer Program ($40,000) hosts legal education clinics, phone banks and "legal lessons" seminars to advance the publics' understanding of the law.
SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center ($15,000) provides training for legal services lawyers, pro bono attorneys and the private bar on areas of law that affect the low income community.