For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law
206.685.9002

2007-05-30

Law School Immigrant Families Advocacy Project Receives Grant

SEATTLE - The Immigrant Families Advocacy Project (IFAP) at the UW School of Law was awarded a $3,000 access grant from the Legal Foundation of Washington. Money from the grant will go to providing interpreter training for volunteer advocates and to pay for certified interpreters for IFAP clients.

Founded in 1996 as a partnership between Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) and the UW School of Law, IFAP trains and matches law students with pro bono attorneys and immigrant survivors of domestic violence eligible to self-petition under the Violence Against Women Act. Law professor Anita Ramasastry is the faculty advisor for the project.

The Legal Foundation of Washington is a not-for-profit organization created to administer the interest on lawyer's trust accounts in Washington State. The foundation provides time, money and other available resources to civil legal aid programs to assist low-income people throughout the state.