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Governor Justice announces Civil Legal Services grant award


October 17, 2017

Governor Justice announces Civil Legal Services grant award



CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Jim Justice announced today that he has awarded $850,000.00 in Civil Legal Services (CLS) Grant funds for one project.

These funds will be used to support the provision of civil legal services in West Virginia to individuals whose income is at or below 125% of the federal poverty level.   

These funds are provided by §15-9A-4 of the Civil Legal Services Grant fund and are administered by West Virginia Division of Justice and Community Services (DJCS).

Funds were awarded as follows:


Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc.                                                                                      $850,000.00

These funds will be utilized for attorney and paralegal salaries, travel, training, and overhead to provide direct services to low income individuals.

            Contact:        Ms. Adrienne Worthy

                                    Phone: (304) 343-3013

                                    Email:  aworthy@lawv.net

LAWRENCE MESSINA (304) 558-2930 Lawrence.C.Messina@wv.gov