CHICAGO - Violence Prevention Center of Southwestern Illinois, headquartered in Belleville, is among 36 law-related nonprofit organizations statewide that have received grants from the Illinois Bar Foundation (IBF), the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).

The organization received $7,000 to support its Legal Advocacy Program, which offers victims of domestic violence the tools necessary to find legal solutions to their problems under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act.

The mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation is to ensure meaningful access to the justice system, especially for those with limited means, and to assist lawyers who can no longer support themselves due to incapacity. This year, the Foundation will distribute more than $425,000 in grants to legal aid organizations across the state of Illinois, and in Lawyers Care Fund support to attorneys and their families in need.

The Illinois Bar Foundation is located at 20 S. Clark St., Suite 910, Chicago, IL 60603, and the phone number is (312) 726-6072.

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