Legal Aid, Others Snag $500,000 Grant

The Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands and 19 victim services providers have received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Nashville Post reports. The grant will fund a three-year initiative that will allow Legal Aid Society to help more than 1,320 low-income victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. These cases impact many areas of law and society, such as domestic relations, health, housing, federal taxation, public benefits, employment and education.