Administrative Office of the Courts

Contact Information

455 GoldenGate Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 - 3660
(415) 865-4504
FY 2016 AmeriCorps State Commission (New and Continuations)

Executive Summary

The [California JusticeCorps program] proposes to have [312] AmeriCorps members who will [assist people coming to court without an attorney and are trying to resolve crucial legal matters affecting their family, housing, personal safety, and financial stability. JusticeCorps members will educate litigants on their legal options and potential outcomes, provide information and referral, and assist litigants to accurately complete legal forms] in [court-based self-help centers in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego]. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for [assisting 100,000 self-represented litigants to be prepared to move forward in their cases]. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional [130 volunteers], who will be engaged in [supporting court-based volunteer programs that increase access to justice.]

The CNCS investment of $[1,083,740] will be matched with $[1,232,429] in public funding.

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