Shamberg Project Grants (Archives)

 

2012 Recipients
Kansas Advocates for Better Care

Pictured: Margaret Farley (left), president of KABC, and Mitzi McFatrich, executive director, discuss plans for launching development of the new consumer resource.

 In 2012, Kansas Advocates for Better Care received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of developing a consumer information resource on the rights of those in long-term care.

With support from the Legacy of Justice Foundation, Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC) will be developing written information for older adults in Kansas nursing facilities to inform them of their rights under OBRA 1987; help them better understanding the importance of participating in development of their individual CARE plans; and provide information on the enforcement authorities charged with assisting them if the terms of the CARE plan or other identified needs go unmet.

KABC’s mission is to improve the quality of care for Kansans receiving long-term care.  In its letter of application, KABC stated:  “Frail elders and other vulnerable adults living in Kansas nursing homes need the protections that the civil justice system can offer…  This project better defines their rights to care as defined by the state and federal governments.”  Both KABC and the LoJ Foundation Board believe this project is a solid opportunity to extend the reach of both organizations in support of this potentially vulnerable population.

 

Kansas Legal Services

Pictured: Janice Watkins (left), paralegal for CARC, and Marilyn Harp, executive director of Kansas Legal Services, Inc., encourage the artistic efforts of some eager youngsters.

 

In 2012, Kansas Legal Services received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of reprinting its successful coloring book, “Alex Goes to Court,” a vital resource for its Children’s Advocacy Resource Center (CARC).

With support from the Legacy of Justice Foundation, Kansas Legal Services (KLS) is preparing to reprint its popular coloring book “Alex Goes to Court,” a vital resource for its Children’s Advocacy Resource Center (CARC).  The book is an educational tool that helps children understand – in   their own terms – how the legal system works.  Professionals working with children and youth in the court system and foster care have distributed thousands of copies since 2000. This proven tool helps young people understand the legal system which impacts their lives…and its continuing availability is now ensured thanks to the generosity of Legacy of Justice Foundation Donors.

 

Page Updated: October 22, 2012.

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