The Justice for Montanans AmeriCorps program is a collaboration of agencies working to increase access to justice in the state of Montana.
2014-2015 JFM members with Governor Bullock
Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA): MLSA is a federally and privately funded nonprofit organization that provides legal services to low-income people throughout Montana. For more information about MLSA, visit www.mtlsa.org.
Montana Office of Consumer Protection & Victim Services (OCPVS): Among other things, the OCPVS helps educate Montana consumers and businesses to prevent fraud, and offers information and referrals to victims of crime. For more information about the OCPVS, visit http://www.doj.mt.gov/consumer/default.asp and https://doj.mt.gov/victims/.
The Court Help Program (Court Help): of the Montana Supreme Court Office of the Court Administrator assists self-represented litigants and other people in finding legal information, forms and other resources. For more information about the Self Help Law Centers, visit http://www.courts.mt.gov/selfhelp/default.mcpx.
The Office of Child and Family Ombudsman (OCFO): They value the safety of our children and shall provide the resources necessary to train and assist those who protect them, and bring those to justice who abuse the innocent. The mission of OCFO is to work to prevent child abuse and neglect and increase safety, well-being and permanency for Montana's children through fair and just advocacy, education, outreach and investigation.
Legal Services Developer Program, Aging Services: Montana AAA Legal Services in the Office on Aging provides – among other resources – develops pro bono and local legal services referrals, training materials and telephone assistance to seniors on related matters together with legal clinics across the state designed to assist with documents (such as Wills and advanced directives) common in the senior population. For more information visit https://courts.mt.gov/legaldeveloper.
Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana: The University of Montana Student Bar Association is dedicated to improving the quality of legal education at the University of Montana, providing students with an effective representative voice in the affairs of the School of Law and the University, and making legal education and the legal profession more responsive to the needs of society.
Justice for Montanans Project Staff: Mēghan Scott, AmeriCorps Coordinator, Montana Legal Services Association, email@example.com
JFM members at the top of Mt. Helena