Tarrant County Bar Foundation funds interpreters at Methodist Justice Ministry

Methodist Justice Ministry (MJM) announced that the Tarrant County Bar Foundation has awarded a grant to MJM to provide legal interpreters for MJM clients.

The Tarrant County Bar Foundation is a charitable organization formed under the auspices of the Tarrant County Bar Association. The Tarrant County Bar Foundation was established in 1997 to support and expand its commitments to “justice, service, and professionalism” by funding important community service projects. These projects include crucial legal services to needy citizens and education of the public about their rights and responsibilities under the law.

MJM is a law firm that focuses on a specific need – women and children who are victims of domestic violence, neglect, and abuse. MJM’s support, however, does not end when a judgment or injunction is issued. Instead, the staff at MJM continue to support its clients as they learn to live a life free of violence and fear and reconstruct their network and independence.

Melanie Hanna, Development Director at MJM, stated “Legal Interpreters are imperative to our MJM clients so they can fully understand the legal proceedings in both the court room and in our office when English is not their first language.  This grant will help facilitate communication between the courts and our clients to ensure that our clients are comfortable and understand the entire legal proceedings.”

The mission of the Methodist Justice Ministry is to provide light and hope to families who have experienced neglect and domestic violence by providing free legal representation and ongoing support to ensure that the children are with a caring and protective caregiver and the women can lead a life without the fear of violence and abuse publishes every week.
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