The Texas Advocacy Project, or TAP, announced it has received a $20,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation, or TBF, according to a press release. The grant, which will be distributed over a 12-month period, will be used to enhance TAP’s capacity to connect with the legal community and expand pro bono legal assistance to survivors of violence.

The grant funds a part-time pro bono coordinator position, whose primary role is to establish partnerships with law firms across Texas, according to a press release. These partnerships will result in the recruitment and training of pro bono attorneys at each of the participating law firms. This initiative will strengthen TAP’s ability to provide critical legal services to individuals in need, particularly in the areas of crime victims compensation, Title IX, and legal line consultations.