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ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty

The Commission on Homelessness & Poverty is committed to educating the bar and the public about homelessness and the ways in which the legal community and advocates can assist those in need.  Your generous support of the Commission will help ensure such programs and initiatives as:

Communities Working to End Poverty Initiative: Through this initiative, the Commission is identifying, promoting and implementing best practices for eliminating legal and justice system-related policies, practices and procedures that unfairly perpetuate or worsen the harmful effects of poverty on low-income people and communities.

Homeless Children and Youth Initiative: Provides guidance to members of the bar serving homeless children and youth in schools, courts and communities across the country.

Homeless Veterans Justice Initiative: Helps to develop Veterans Treatment Courts and other programs that connect veterans to desperately needed addiction and mental health treatment and services. 

Homeless Court Program Initiative: Offers a non-threatening environment for homeless individuals to resolve outstanding warrants and criminal charges that serve as barriers to treatment, housing and employment.   

Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program: Awards a $2,500 stipends to three law students in support of their summer internships at legal services organizations assisting homeless clients.

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The Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, a public service project of the American Bar Association, receives funding through the ABA Fund for Justice and Education (FJE).  The FJE was created to accept gifts and grants to support the ABA’s public service work.  The FJE qualifies as an exempt fund under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all contributions to the FJE are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.