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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.

A Must-Read @washingtonpost editorial. Unlike criminal cases, there's no right to counsel in civil legal cases. But the stakes are often just as high - from losing your parental rights to losing your home. That's a "profound injustice." https://wapo.st/3810O1A

With help from legislators like @kam_buckner, we’re proud to help spread the word about #NewLeafIllinois, a FREE tool to help Illinoisans overturn their cannabis convictions.

Learn more & get started: https://newleafillinois.org/

Our February newsletter is out! Learn about grant opportunities for the new IEJF-led statewide eviction response. Plus, check out an interview with Maurice Rice of @CGLA on the power of expungement and the impact of the #NewLeafIllinois network. https://bit.ly/2ZKErZs

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