The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation funds civil legal aid programs across
the state, ensuring that all residents have equal access to the justice system.
These programs build stronger communities and a stronger Illinois.
Justice In Action: Legal Aid Profile of Shriver Center
Due to the state budget impasse, the IEJF was unable to make grants to civil legal aid organizations via its mission funding source this year. Read below for the results of an IEJF grant made to the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law last year with funding from the state appropriation for civil legal aid. IEJF grants use legal information, advice and representation as tools to help vulnerable Illinoisans solve problems to improve their lives.