Crime/Courts/Legal Services

Saturday, February 2, 2019
Housing Vital to Reducing Recidivism for Returning Citizens

HARTFORD, CT -- Jay Williams, president of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, gives his perspective on recindivisim, talks about the Foundation's support of the new Reentry Welcome Center in Hartford and the Connecticut’s Commission on Equity and Opportunity's new report, and mentions a new documentary that "will help to bring the voices of returning citizens that are seldom heard to audiences."

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Legal Aid Nonprofit Receives 15K Grant

NEW HAVEN, CT -- A grant from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven will increase legal support for nonprofits in the tri-state area. Pro Bono Partnership — a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting tri-state region nonprofits to free legal services from volunteer lawyers — received a $15,000 grant from the Foundation last month.... The grant comes at a time when nonprofit organizations are suffering from substantial budget cuts in Connecticut. According to Morganstern, the loss ...

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Braille Program to Offer York Inmates Job, Purpose

NIANTIC, CT -- The prison Braille program at York will be a partnership between the American Printing House for the Blind, Department of Correction and the state Department of Rehabilitation Services' Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind. The J. Walton Bissell Foundation of West Hartford awarded APH a $26,000 grant to buy computers and other equipment needed to launch the program, including a Perkins Braille embosser, translation software and Braille paper.

Friday, December 15, 2017
American Savings Foundation Awards $85K to Children's Law Center

NEW BRITAIN, CT -- The American Savings Foundation board of directors announced that it has awarded two grants totaling $85,000 to the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut (CLC).  The grants are $75,000 to support the Legal Representation program in New Britain and Waterbury, and $10,000 to the Families in Transition program.