The Child Custody and Adoption Pro Bono Project (the “Project”) awarded $50,000 to programs and projects working to develop partnerships between pro bono attorneys and law students in the representation of children in private custody cases. 2007 Grant Recipients
The Child Custody and Adoption Pro Bono Project (the “Project”) awarded $50,000 to “Implement Standards and Trainings for Children’s Attorneys.” The Project’s grants are being made in conjunction with its release of a six-hour video training series, accompanied by a 700-plus page manual. This is a multi-disciplinary training program which has been submitted for CLE credit approval. Training Series Report 2006 Mini-Grants.
The Child Custody and Adoption Pro Bono Project awarded $50,000 to enhance the connection between legal advocacy for children in custody cases and critical mental health and social services. Five programs from around the country received funding. The Project produced a Guide which details the work of five programs who received funding from the ABA Child Custody Project in 2005, as well as information about other mental health and social service projects within child representation programs. View or download the Guide along with listed exhibits.
The Child Custody and Adoption Pro Bono Project awarded grants to seven organizations actively engaged in delivering pro bono legal services to children in custody cases. The 2003 Mini-Grants, totaling $43,500, are funding efforts that use volunteer lawyers to represent indigent or needy children. See 2003 grant recipients for a list and description of recipients.
The Project awarded $40,000 to six programs. A list and description of 2002 mini-grant recipients can be found in the May 2002 Press Release. One of the 2002 grant recipients produced an online GAL training manual, which is available at www.ptla.org/vlp/gal.htm
Ann Liechty Child Custody Awards
The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the Child Custody Pro Bono Project established an annual award to honor an individual attorney or law firm that has represented or enhanced the representation of children in private custody cases.