SHAMBERT PROJECT GRANT RECIPIENTS

2014 Grant Recipients

 

Kansas Advocates for Better Care

In 2014, the Kansas Advocates for Better Care received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of creating resources available to long-term care consumers which builds support for a vulnerable population and helps insulate them against the possibility of catastrophic injury or loss due to the actions of others.  The project will educate long-term care consumers about their legal rights and the state-only regulations that govern long-term care in and contracts with assisted type residential care facilities in Kansas.  The project will inform consumers about the recourse available to them through the protection, enforcement and legal systems when contracts are broken or services inadequately rendered.  The project will inform consumers regarding the limits to levels of care assisted facilities can project.  And finally, the project will offer consumers practical information how to use the “Negotiated Service Agreement” and the “Care Plan” to achieve the care and assistance s/he needs daily.

 

 

Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

In 2014, the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of expanding and enhancing current resources to include legal awareness to victims of sexual and domestic violence and inform on best practices for safety.  The project will expand its Silent Witness Silhouette project to include a legal focus.  The Silhouette displays and project are an incredibly powerful way to take the stories of Kansas victims out to audiences across the state and are used to identify and start conversations about the ongoing needs of victims – including legal needs.  These impactful Silhouettes bring a critical message to numerous professionals and community members regarding the ultimate consequence of sexual and domestic violence and its impact on Kansas communities.

 

Kansas Legal Services

In 2014, Kansas Legal Services received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of providing legal assistance and outreach to Veterans in two special events, one each in Kansas City and Wichita.  The event in Kansas City is the Heart of America Stand Down for Homeless Veterans.  Stand Down events are grassroots, community-based intervention programs designed to help the thousands of homeless Veterans on any given night of “combat” life on the streets.  Vets are brought together and provided acce3ss to the community resources needed to begin addressing their individual barriers to permanent shelter, employment, public benefits and given other resources to help them obtain self-sufficiency.  The event in Wichita is the Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of the Homeless which caters to all persons experiencing homelessness.  A wide array of services and resources are given to participants.  KLS assistance typically includes addressing immediate needs such as: checking outstanding warrants and guiding Vets on the necessary actions needed for resolution; resolving issues with obtaining IDs; determining drivers’ license status; assistance in obtaining public and VA benefits; and other advice and education on legal issues.

 

Kansas Association for Justice

In 2014, the Kansas Association for Justice received a Shamberg Project Grant from the Legacy of Justice Foundation for the purpose of developing and printing a series of handouts for use at Speakers Bureau engagements.  These handouts will contain crucial facts and information pertaining to topics such as championing the right to trial by jury and independence of the judiciary, improving the administration of justice and promoting a high standard of ethics in the profession, and educating the community about the vital role of trial lawyers in advocating for the rights of individuals harmed through no fault of their own. 

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