The Foundation for the Improvement of Justice is a private not-for-profit institution founded in 1984 for the purpose of improving local, state, and federal systems of justice within the United States of America. Each year, the Foundation accepts nominations for the Paul H. Chapman Award to recognize and reward individuals and/or organizations whose innovative programs and work have made improvements in the various systems of justice.
The Florida Justice Technology Center (FJTC) is pleased to announce that Joyce Raby and FJTC have been recognized as a 2019 Paul H. Chapman winner for the innovative “tech” approach to providing access to justice. Launched in 2015 by Ms. Raby, FJTC created online tools that provide legal issue education, DIY documents assistance and solving problems themselves, and when and how to seek out legal aid help. Website evaluations for 2018 showed they reached nearly 400,000 unique visitors, serving 20,000 low-income residents.
FJTC was nominated by Emily Fasnacht, FJTC Development Director. The award includes an all expenses paid trip to an award ceremony to be held at the Four Seasons in Atlanta, GA on September 28, 2019 for both Ms. Fasnacht and Ms. Raby. The award also includes a cash prize of $10,000.
About Florida Justice Technology Center
FJTC is an independent statewide 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, devoted to increasing access to justice through the innovative use of technology.
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