SC Bar Foundation Awards More Than $68,000 to Midlands’ Organizations

October 6, 2009

COLUMBIA, SC – October 6, 2009 – Richland County CASA, an organization that advocates for abused and neglected children in Richland County Family court, was awarded $10,000 to host a statewide child welfare collaboration workshop. In addition, CASA will continue its Guardian ad Litem training. Want to know more? Interested in becoming a Guardian ad Litem? Contact Paige Green at 803-576-1734.

Sistercare offers legal representation at no cost to Midlands’ battered indigent women and their children. The $21,250 grant covers a portion of the personnel costs for the advocacy team. To learn more about Sistercare, call 803-296-0505.

The USC School of Law Pro Bono Program was awarded $37,700 to support its promotion of service ethics in law students through volunteer opportunities. Students can become volunteer mediators, serve at the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program or assist the Hispanic community with locating legal resources. In doing so, students gain professional skills and knowledge of the workings of the legal system coupled with the joys of serving those in need. Contact 803-777-3405 for more information.

These awards are part of the $2.6 million provided this year in SC to fund the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability. Visit