For general support of comprehensive services to inner-city fathers in need of job readiness training, parenting and life skills training, GED classes and individual counseling.
Toward support of the Mobile Eye Care programs for local homeless people. The program uses a specially equipped van to provide eye exams to those who cannot afford the services.
Two-year funding for support of Tamar's Children, a program designed to meet special needs of incarcerated women and their infants. In partnership with Marian House, Tamar's Children is offering integrated services based on case management and peer mentoring to ensure a secure mother-infant attachment while reducing the likelihood of future social, emotional, developmental and medical problems.
In support of an extension of a licensing agreement for the use of the Judicial Dialog, a criminal case flow informational technology program. The goal of the project is to determine the effectiveness of the Judicial Dialog as a case flow and management tool in processing and analyzing data from the Circuit Court and Early Disposition Court.
Second-year funding in support of the Job Placement Transportation Service Program designed to provide interim transportation for people seeking interviews and participating in job training programs. The transportation service is also available to those working at new job sites through one pay period, before they have found other commuting options such as Bridges to Work.
For continued support of a grassroots effort to educate citizens and policy makers about the need for universal health coverage in Maryland. In recognition that there are more than 550,000 Marylanders with no health insurance, including 43,000 children, the initiative aims to guarantee quality, affordable health care for all Marylanders.
Two-year funding for support of the Emergency Services and Transitional Housing programs serving homeless veterans. In recognition of the traumas of severe psychological distress and substance abuse that homeless veterans have often experienced, the center offers a military model of support, rehabilitation and healing to men and women through individual counseling, job readiness and placement, mental health services, three balanced meals a day and housing.
Toward the development of a policy paper on child support enforcement reform.
For expansion of the project to address the needs of noncustodial parents whose child support obligations far exceed their ability to pay. By providing individual representation, Legal Aid has been able to identify recurrent issues that adversely affect noncustodial parents, such as driver's license suspensions, reports to credit agencies and denial of access to child support records.
Toward the purchase of a 15-passenger van to transport youth to and from the Neighborhood Evening Reporting program. An alternative to detaining youth in juvenile detention facilities, the program is designed to reduce recidivism by offering home-monitored youth computer skills training, conflict resolution and anger management training, tutoring, GED preparation and job readiness training.