|12/19/2018||Prairie State's Ready to Work Project receives $725,000 from the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois
A $725,000 grant from the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois will support Prairie State Legal Services’ Ready to Work Project for another 18 months. The project provides free legal help to individuals seeking to overcome barriers to employment.
The Ready to Work Project is available in Prairie State’s offices in Waukegan (serving Lake County); Peoria (serving Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, and Tazewell Counties); Galesburg (serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren Counties); Bloomington (serving McLean, Livingston, and Woodford Counties); and Joliet (serving Grundy and Will Counties). Through this project, attorneys assist individuals who are unable to get a job due to obstacles like a criminal record, loss of a driver’s license, difficulty obtaining an occupational license, lack of access to transportation, and childcare issues.
Those seeking to contact Prairie State’s Ready to Work Project should contact their local office. A listing of offices can be found at https://www.pslegal.org/psls-locations.asp
With 12 office locations serving 36 counties in Northern and Central Illinois, Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. works to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights. It provides free legal services for low-income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them.