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ADOPT-A-NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT

pairs urban core neighborhoods in Kansas City w/ private law firms. The firms, on a no-charge, pro bono basis, act as general counsel for the neighborhoods.

Specialty Courts Turn Lives Around

Read how they focus on the treatment and rehabilitation of qualified participants rather than on punishment.

Client Success StoriesWhen we work together, amazing things happen

THANKS TO MENTAL HEALTH COURT, NATHAN IS MANAGING HIS SCHIZOPHRENIA

Nathan, 33, was referred to the Kansas City Municipal Court’s Mental Health Court in January 2014. He was charged with possession of marijuana, destruction of property and simple assault. Nathan obtained a Legal Aid attorney.

THANKS TO LEGAL AID & MENTAL HEALTH COURT, JOE NO LONGER SLEEPS IN A CARDBOARD BOX

Joe had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, but wasn’t medication compliant.

WITH LEGAL AID’S HELP, SARA COMPLETED HER PROGRAM IN 10 MONTHS

Sara, a 24 year old woman, had been struggling with mental illness since her teens. Her struggle with mental illness had caused her to be brought in to police custody on criminal charges.

Carl

VETERANS’ COURT GAVE CARL A SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE – HIS LEGAL AID ATTORNEY WAS WITH HIM EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

Like many young veterans, Carl came back from war with mental scars. Carl, 45, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). His condition affects every aspect of his daily life.

In the Spotlight

LEGAL AID ELECTS NEW BOARD OFFICERS Jerry W. Venters, a retired United States Bankruptcy judge in Kansas City, has been elected president of the Board of Trustees of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, a public, non-profit law firm providing legal services for low-income residents of 40 western Missouri counties. Other officers elected at a recent […]

ADOPT-A-NEIGHBORHOOD PROJECT’S FIRST COMPLETED REHAB In December 2015, a participating neighborhood association under Legal Aid’s Adopt-A-Neighborhood Project (AAN), approached the AAN team about a problem property in the neighborhood. AAN investigated the conditions of the property, determined it was eligible for the Abandoned Housing Act, and assisted the neighborhood association in vetting a local community […]

CHECK OUT OUR 2015 ANNUAL REPORT Every year, Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free legal assistance and representation on civil (noncriminal) matters to thousands of your neediest neighbors in our 40-county service area. When they have nowhere else to turn, low-income families and individuals, elders, and people with disabilities look to Legal Aid for help […]

MARCH 24, 2016 WAS A BIG DAY FOR THE URBAN CORE OF KANSAS CITY Gregg Lombardi – Executive Director The City Council passed a $1.5 billion budget that makes revitalization of the urban core more of a priority for the City than it has been for many years. The City will devote $10 million to demolishing […]

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