Children’s Legal Services Campaign

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Children's Legal Services Campaign

School officials answered Ebony’s cries for help by sending her away in a police car. Thanks to your support of  Children’s Legal Services grants, she and her father had access to a legal aid attorney, who defended Ebony’s rights, secured accommodations for her disability and stopped the bullying.

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The medical, educational and mental health needs of poor and foster children often go unmet because no one is there to protect their rights to services that would substantially improve their lives and to which they are legally entitled.   

Children’s Legal Services grants support legal assistance to poor children in critical areas that affect their safety, well-being and future development. For-example, instead of languishing in a medical foster home or an institution, Brittney is thriving as part of her new family because of a handful of people who cared. She is one of thousands of Florida children whose lives have been transformed by legal aid, but many more are still in need.

You can open doors for Florida’s most at-risk children by providing them with advocates.

Please help today. Your gift of as little as $10 a month can make a difference. Together we can make sure that Florida does not fail its neediest children.

100% of gifts to go directly to Children’s Legal Services grants, which are used to provide legal aid:

  • for learning disabled children in need of testing and educational services required by law
  • for children suspended from school or placed in the hands of juvenile justice authorities or law enforcement for behavior problems directly related to a disability
  • for older foster children who do not receive mandated independent living skills training and are simply removed from state care
  • for disabled children improperly denied federal disability benefits, or for foster children denied health care or mental health treatment ordered by the courts


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FFLA is a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to FFLA are deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.


Children’s Legal Services Grants

Since 1999, we have funded special annual grants for legal assistance to children. Starting in 2000, gifts from The Florida Bar Fee Statement have supported these grants.

Children’s Legal Services grants help provide access to special education and health-care services required under law and support projects that engage pro bono attorneys in providing legal assistance for low-income children.

In 2018-19, we gave Children’s Legal Services grants totaling $1,467,000 to 20 children’s legal services projects to help children overcome legal barriers and pave the way for them to lead better lives and become productive adults. All funds contributed to the Children’s Legal Services Campaign provide direct support to programs that better the live of Florida’s children. No administrative fees are deducted from these contributions.

Current Children’s Legal Services Grants

How to Make a Gift on Your Florida Bar Fee Statement:

1) Fill in the amount of your tax-deductible contribution to FFLA on the front of the annual Florida Bar Fee Statement in the box next to the suggested contribution level of $100. (Larger contributions are most welcome!)

2) Add the amount of the gift to the TOTAL PAID box and include it in the check total.

Or to Give Directly to the FFLA:

Donate online or send your tax-deductible gift payable to: FFLA, 175 Lookout Place, Suite 100, Maitland, FL 32751. Please earmark your gift for Children’s Legal Services.

For more information, call our Development Department at (407) 960-7000.


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