Buying, Selling, & Leasing Can Help Provide Legal Support
Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) is the leading Illinois provider of legal services and advocacy for low-income individuals and families who are embroiled in the criminal justice system. As a member of Investing In Communities®, CGLA can receive funding as a result of any brokered real estate transaction – home sales, home purchases, or commercial leases. Already, $2,736 has been raised. As more supporters use this platform, at no cost to them, before engaging a real estate agent, CGLA will be able to provide pro bono legal advocacy to more financially struggling individuals and families.
Since 1973, Cabrini Green Legal Aid has worked to level the legal playing field for low income individuals and families. Each September, CGLA holds the I Am Somebody Annual Benefit auction to raise support.
Cabrini Green Legal Aid provides a wide variety of legal services for the diverse needs of individuals who are dealing with the criminal justice system, including:
- Criminal Records Research;
- Legal Consultation;
- Petition Filing;
- Civil Legal Services; and
- Criminal Defense Programs.
Legal problems often affect other parts of a person’s life. To further assist those it serves, CGLA also connects them with organizations that provide a range of services to address those other needs…
Policy and Advocacy
In addition to its direct services, Cabrini Green Legal Aid advocates in the policy arena to bring about systemic changes to the criminal justice system. This work includes:
- Leading and collaborating with reformative coalitions;
- Drafting Legislation;
- Providing testimony at hearings; and
- Conducting surveys.
Visible Voices Leadership Council
The Visible Voices Leadership Council is comprised of formerly incarcerated women who provide monthly assistance to those going through what they themselves overcame with the help of Cabrini Green Legal Aid’s services. They share information, support skills training, and act as ambassadors to the community. .
I Am Somebody Annual Benefit
The I Am Somebody Annual Benefit is another way in which CGLA raises funding for its mission. It is a great way for the community to gather and support this leading Chicago legal aid provider.
Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Gives Justice a Voice
At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about justice can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for CGLA. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding. Support the mission of Cabrini Green Legal Aid by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs.Ready to start?
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