The IEJF administers grants funded by three distinct state appropriations.  Click below for the most recent awards.

Civil legal aid grants
IL-AFLAN grants
Cannabis Expungement grants

Call 855-452-3526 to speak to an attorney if you are a veteran, service member, national guard, reservist, spouse or dependent in need of civil legal aid.

Learn more about the IL AFLAN

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New Leaf Illinois is a network of 20 non-profit organizations throughout the state who provide legal representation and other resources to help individuals seeking to expunge cannabis convictions from their records.

Find Out if Your Case is Eligible

We need your support!  Individuals & organizations throughout Illinois help us build a larger & more stable base of state funding for legal aid.  Learn how you can help.

Major new resource to stem the tide of evictions - Cook County's new Early Resolution Program will provide free legal aid, counseling, pre-court mediation and case management for residents & landlords dealing with evictions and delinquent property taxes. https://bit.ly/339QnWL

Our November newsletter is out! Read all about the launch of New Leaf Illinois to help clear cannabis convictions & see what we're thankful for this holiday. https://bit.ly/35WLVMS

Your criminal record might make it harder to get hired, harder to pursue education, or harder to rent housing.

It doesn’t have to be that way. #NewLeafIllinois can help you clear your eligible cannabis record. Visit https://newleafillinois.org/.

The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation (@_IEJF) launched New Leaf Illinois, a program created to help thousands of Illinois residents remove marijuana related arrests or convictions from their records. http://ow.ly/WtLb50CquDX

Thanks to the @dailyherald for covering the launch of #NewLeafIllinois. The IEJF is proud to partner with civil legal aid and advocacy orgs across the state to help undo the wrongs of the war on drugs by bringing free assistance to people impacted by cannabis convictions.

Daily Herald@dailyherald

New Leaf Illinois assists people seeking expungement for marijuana offenses. @_IEJF, @CGLA, @ILAO, @MoranCenter https://bit.ly/35Lu8Iq

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