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Community Legal Aid’s Parenthood Project Stabilizes Families

Most people would agree that it benefits kids to have both parents involved in their lives. Yet too often, fathers, particularly non-custodial Black fathers, encounter barriers to accessing visitation with their children. Community Legal Aid’s Parenthood Project, led by Managing Attorney John Petit, is on a mission to change this. The Parenthood Project reframes the [...]

2022-11-07T13:30:33-05:00November 7th, 2022|

Foundation-Funded Civil Legal Services Help Veterans Attain Security and Stability

On Veterans Day, the United States honors its nation’s heroes for their service and sacrifice. For veterans transitioning to civilian life, common civil legal problems can create barriers to achieving stability at home. Through funding from the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, Ohio’s legal aid organizations help veterans resolve civil legal challenges to help ensure [...]

2022-11-07T13:30:16-05:00November 7th, 2022|

Vanetta Jamison Brings Broad Skillset and Decades of Service to Foundation’s DEI Committee

Vanetta Jamison is a former legal aid client turned Board President of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, a passionate advocate for Ohio’s veterans, a fierce champion for disadvantaged children, and an extraordinary person. In short, just the type of committee member the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation sought when forming its Diversity, Equity, and [...]

2022-11-07T13:29:51-05:00November 7th, 2022|

Foundation Launches New Prime Partner Program

Today’s financial institutions go far beyond deposits and lending. Ohio’s modern financial institutions are innovators, business drivers, and neighborhood champions that invest in communities to make Ohio a better place to work and live. Through its new Prime Partner Program, the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation is a natural partner to financial institutions that seek [...]

2022-10-11T08:28:06-05:00October 10th, 2022|

Project SAFE Centers the Needs of Domestic Violence Survivors with Disabilities

Mercedes Thompson and Lucinda Weller have a long history of working with domestic violence survivors. Thompson, a domestic violence advocate and paralegal with Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO), and Weller, the managing attorney of LAWO’s Stability and Independence for Survivors Practice Group, have dedicated their careers to helping survivors achieve safety and stability through [...]

2022-10-10T11:56:33-05:00October 10th, 2022|

Judge Denise McColley Leaves Legacy of Advocacy for Ohio Families

If there’s anyone who has earned retirement, it’s Henry County Family Court Judge Denise McColley. During her decades of experience as a magistrate and then as a judge, Judge McColley has worked tirelessly to enhance the legal system through programs and services for Ohioans. For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation [...]

2022-10-10T11:53:03-05:00October 10th, 2022|

Ohio Justice Bus Hiring Program Manager (Attorney)

The Ohio Justice Bus has an immediate opening for a Program Manager. Position Overview: Job Title: Ohio Justice Bus Program Manager (Attorney) Status: Full-Time, Exempt Position Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package The Ohio Justice Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Ohio [...]

2022-10-03T11:11:24-05:00October 3rd, 2022|