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File #: 17-103    Version: 1
Type: Other Proposal Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2017 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 7/27/2017 Final action: 7/27/2017
Title: Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act: Selection of Pilot Projects (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20170728-17-103, 2. 17-103 - Sargent Shriver Pilot Program Recommendations
Title
Title
Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act: Selection of Pilot Projects (Action Required)

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Summary
Summary
The Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act (Assem. Bill 590) provided that, commencing in fiscal year 2011-2012, one or more pilot projects selected by the Judicial Council are to be funded to provide legal representation and improved court services to low-income parties on critical legal issues affecting basic human needs. The Shriver Civil Counsel Act Implementation Committee recommends that the Judicial Council award $7,244,437 in grants to qualified legal service organizations and court partners for pilot projects.

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Recommendation
Recommendation
The Shriver Civil Counsel Act Implementation Committee recommends that the Judicial Council, effective October 1, 2017:
1. Approve Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act grants in an amount not to exceed $7,244,437 for distribution to the following legal service agencies and superior courts for pilot projects to provide legal representation and improved court services to eligible low-income litigants. If designated fee revenues are higher than projected, or if there are any encumbered and unspent funds from previous years, the committee also recommends that the project budgets be increased proportionately.
Central California Legal Services
Superior Court of Fresno County
Housing Pilot Project ........................................................................$306,964
Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance
Superior Court of Kern County
Housing Pilot Project ......................................................................... $496,711
Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco
Superior Court of San Francisco
Child Custody Pilot Project ............................................................... $334,730
Legal Aid Society of San Diego
San Diego Voluntary Legal Services Program
Superior Court of San Diego County
Housing and Child Custody Pilot Project .................

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