OBF Announces 2022 IOLTA Grantees

The Oklahoma Bar Foundation announces $785,858 in grants to 35 nonprofit organizations for fiscal year 2022.  These programs are expected to provide legal services and support to over 56,000 Oklahomans, including children and families, court-ordered diversion participants, domestic violence survivors, refugees and immigrants, and those in need of civil legal aid and law-related education.

Grant funding for OBF Grantee Partners comes from Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and OBF fundraisers, including two special campaigns conducted in honor of the OBF’s 75th Anniversary.

Grantee Partner Organizations:

Grantee Program/Services Area of Service Lives Impacted Funding Amount
CASA of Canadian County Advocacy for Abused Children Canadian County 126 $15,000
CASA of Oklahoma County Advocacy for Abused Children Oklahoma County 705 $15,000
CASA of Southern Oklahoma Advocacy for Abused Children Carter, Love, Murray Counties 118 $15,000
CASA of Western Oklahoma Advocacy for Abused Children Beckham, Custer & Washita Counties 191 $15,000
Center for Children & Families Court Ordered Divorce & Co-Parenting Program Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties 629 $15,000
Oklahoma Guardian Ad Litem Institute GAL Services for Low-Income Families Statewide 200 $50,000
Oklahoma Lawyers for Children Legal Services for Abused Children Canadian, Logan & Oklahoma Counties 2,600 $69,000
Pittsburg County Child Abuse Response Effort Trained Advocates for Forensic Investigation & Recovery Pittsburg County 250 $10,000
The Care Center Victim Legal Services & Forensic Interviews Statewide 1,000 $10,000
Tulsa Lawyers for Children Legal Services for Abused Children Tulsa County 300 $50,000
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Civil Legal Services for Low-Income Populations Statewide 20,000 $85,000
Oklahoma Access to Justice Foundation Advocacy & Support for Access to Justice Programs Statewide $8,000
Oklahoma Bar Association – Heroes Program Legal Services for Low-Income Veterans & Military Personnel Statewide $588
Oklahoma City University Law American Indian Wills Clinic Statewide 100 $30,000
Trinity Legal Clinic of Oklahoma Community Justice Initiative Canadian, Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties 300 $50,000
1st Step Diversion Program Diversion & Mentorship Program Tulsa County 40 $15,000
Mental Health Association of Oklahoma Diversion & Mentorship Program Tulsa County 196 $20,000
Community Crisis Center County Court Advocates Craig, Delaware & Ottawa Counties 550 $8,770
Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS) DVIS Legal Program Tulsa & Creek Counties 4,247 $15,000
Marie Detty Youth & Family Services Domestic & Sexual Violence & Stalking Services Caddo, Comanche & Cotton Counties 1,122 $15,000
The Spring Human Sex Trafficking & Domestic Violence Support Statewide 8,714 $10,000
Wings of Hope, Family Services Center Survivors Legal Support Logan, Noble & Payne Counties 1,336 $5,000
YWCA Oklahoma City Forensic Exam Program Oklahoma County 550 $31,000
Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma Immigration Legal Services Muskogee, Osage, Tulsa Counties 836 $25,000
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of OKC Immigration Legal Services Canadian, Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties 1,138 $35,000
The Spero Project The Common – Refugee Legal Services Canadian, Cleveland & Oklahoma Counties 270 $20,000
University of Tulsa Law School Immigrant Rights Project Statewide 400 $20,000
YWCA Tulsa Immigration Legal Services Rogers, Tulsa & Wagoner Counties 1,250 $15,000
Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau Connect to Redirect Program Oklahoma County 1,500 $4,725
Oklahoma County Juvenile Bureau Court Ordered Literacy Program Oklahoma County 100 $5,775
Teen Court First-Time Juvenile Offender Peer Court Comanche County 1,000 $25,000
Youth Services of Tulsa First-Time Juvenile Offender Peer Court Tulsa County 502 $10,000
Autism Foundation of Oklahoma Law-Related Education/Training Program Statewide 5,000 $10,000
Oklahoma Bar Assoc. – Young Lawyers Division High School Mock Trial Program Statewide 800 $50,000
YMCA of Greater OKC Youth & Government Program Statewide 800 $8,000
56,870 $785,858

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