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  • Adult Parole (7)
    FF-0500.6500-050

    Adult Parole

    FF-0500.6500-050

    Programs that provide for the formal supervision of adults who have been released from jail, prison or other confinement after serving part of the term for which they were sentenced based on the judgment that there is a reasonable probability that they will live and remain at liberty without violating the law. Adults who are on parole remain in the legal custody of the state and may be reincarcerated if they violate the terms of their parole order.
  • Adult Probation (37)
    FF-0500.6550-050

    Adult Probation

    FF-0500.6550-050

    Programs that provide formal supervision and support for adults who have been convicted of an offense and released into the community under the supervision of a probation officer, usually in lieu of incarceration. The individual must agree to standards of conduct specified by the court for a set amount of time, usually for one year. Violations of the agreement subject the individual to revocation of his or her liberty.
  • Comprehensive Immigration/Naturalization Services (2)
    FT-3600.1500

    Comprehensive Immigration/Naturalization Services

    FT-3600.1500

    Programs that provide a wide variety of legal and supportive services (which may include information, counseling, application completion and filing assistance and/or legal representation, when required) for immigrants, nonimmigrant visa applicants, asylum seekers and lawful permanent residents who are seeking naturalization. Issues may include procedures for obtaining student, visitor and employment-based visas; family immigration; asylee status; lawful permanent residence status; and/or citizenship.
  • County Recorder Offices (9)
    TD-6600.4500-300

    County Recorder Offices

    TD-6600.4500-300

    The office of the individual who holds the position of county recorder and is responsible for registering and maintaining a permanent record of deeds, mortgages, liens, affidavits and other legal instruments; allowing the public to view official documents; and providing certified copies of documents requested by the public. The office may file records of surveys, parcel maps, subdivisions and assessment maps, and assessor's plat maps; issue marriage licenses; file documents relating to births, deaths and marriages; conduct civil marriages; administer oaths of offices; and/or perform other duties as required by statute.
  • Court Ordered Victim Restitution Services (9)
    FF-0500.1400

    Court Ordered Victim Restitution Services

    FF-0500.1400

    Programs that oversee compliance with a court order, a condition of voluntary probation or an agreement in lieu of prosecution that an offender restore what a victim has lost (or the equivalent) as a result of a crime or act of delinquency. Staff may contact victims to determine loss amounts, investigate the offender's assets, help the victim present a restitution request to the appropriate authorities, report findings to the court, monitor payments of restitution and/or employ a variety of legally sanctioned methods (such as tax liens and judgment orders) to recover losses for victims in situations where the offender fails to make payments as agreed. In some jurisdictions, these programs collect restitution funds from offenders and make payments to the victim.
  • Crime Statistics (1)
    TJ-8000.1600

    Crime Statistics

    TJ-8000.1600

    Programs that produce statistics which relate to crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
  • Cruelty to Animals Investigation (2)
    PD-7600.1500

    Cruelty to Animals Investigation

    PD-7600.1500

    Programs that investigate reports of cruelty to animals, intervene in these situations and, when warranted, remove animals who have been abused or neglected and initiate legal proceedings against abusive owners.
  • Death Certificates (9)
    DF-7000.1700-300

    Death Certificates

    DF-7000.1700-300

    Programs that issue, maintain and, where appropriate, provide access to or copies of the official documents that certify that an individual has died. Death certificates specify the cause of death and are generally signed by an attending or examining physician. Available in most jurisdictions are authorized copies which may be required to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify Social Security and access other services related to an individual’s identity; and informational copies which cannot be used to establish identity. Only individuals designated by law have access to authorized copies of a person's death certificate.
  • Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services (4)
    FT-3000.1750

    Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services

    FT-3000.1750

    Programs that provide information and guidance and/or representation in court proceedings for individuals who have been abused in an intimate relationship and/or for people who are facing a summary conviction offence or criminal charge for perpetrating abuse. Included are domestic violence law clinics and other legal assistance programs that represent victims of domestic abuse at restraining order hearings or in other civil or criminal actions involving charges against an abuser. Most also represent the person's interests in complexities that arise as part of the legal process such as restitution, payment of debts or child support, custody and visitation and property control. Some programs may also represent victims of domestic abuse who have been charged with a crime and/or handle cases involving accusations of child abuse filed by one parent against the other, abuse of an elderly person by an adult child or abuse of an adult child by a parent.
  • Ex-Offender Reentry Programs (2)
    FF-1900

    Ex-Offender Reentry Programs

    FF-1900

    Programs that help people who have been released from a correctional facility make a successful transition to community life. Services generally include an assessment of the individual's needs, discussion of options and short-term case management involving coordination of needed services which may include housing location assistance, job training, job placement and retention services, legal assistance, literacy skills development, GED courses, parenting classes, life skills training, access to food and shelter resources, and other sources of support.
  • General Legal Aid (6)
    FT-3200

    General Legal Aid

    FT-3200

    Programs that provide legal counseling and/or representation for low-income individuals who need assistance in routine legal matters, usually in the area of bankruptcy, housing, public benefits, family law, elder law or immigration/naturalization.
  • Juvenile Detention Facilities (1)
    FF-1500.3500

    Juvenile Detention Facilities

    FF-1500.3500

    Facilities that provide for the detention of minors who have been arrested for violating a federal or state law or a municipal or local ordinance pending a court hearing or release; and/or which provide for the confinement, treatment, employment, training and discipline of juveniles convicted of a criminal offense and sentenced by Youth or Juvenile Court to serve a period of time in a juvenile detention facility which may include juvenile hall, juvenile probation camp or a state reformatory site.
  • Juvenile Probation (1)
    FF-0500.6550-350

    Juvenile Probation

    FF-0500.6550-350

    Programs that provide formal supervision and support for young men and women who have been convicted of an offense and released into the community under the supervision of a probation officer, usually in lieu of incarceration. The individual must agree to standards of conduct specified by the court for a set amount of time, usually for one year. Violations of the agreement subject the individual to revocation of his or her liberty.
  • Lawyer Referral Services (3)
    FT-4800

    Lawyer Referral Services

    FT-4800

    Programs that maintain lists of private attorneys and link people who need legal assistance with lawyers who specialize in the required area of law.
  • Legal Counseling (15)
    FP-4000

    Legal Counseling

    FP-4000

    Programs that are staffed by lawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.
  • Legal Counseling for Family Law (1)
    FP-4000 * FT-3000

    Legal Counseling for Family Law

    FP-4000 * FT-3000

    Programs that are staffed by lawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.

    Programs that provide assistance for people who are involved in disputes or legal actions which affect their domestic relationships.

  • Legal Counseling for Women (1)
    FP-4000 * YS-2000.9500

    Legal Counseling for Women

    FP-4000 * YS-2000.9500

    Programs that are staffed by lawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.

    Individuals who have needs and interests in common as a result of similar experiences, concerns or expectations as adult females.

  • Legal Information Lines (4)
    TJ-3200.4500

    Legal Information Lines

    TJ-3200.4500

    Programs that provide telephone information about specific legal problems and procedures. Included are programs like Tel-Law and Ask Immigration with tapes on specific topics that people can select and access through a central number which are then played over the telephone, those that are staffed by live operators who have legal expertise and who answer questions directly, and those that provide legal information via an Internet website.
  • Municipal Police (29)
    FL-6500

    Municipal Police

    FL-6500

    The local agency that is responsible for enforcing all laws and ordinances; preventing crime; investigating criminal activity; apprehending, arresting and detaining suspects; presenting evidence; regulating traffic; investigating traffic accidents and engaging in other activities that protect lives and property and preserve peace in the community.
  • Pretrial Service Agencies (30)
    FJ-6350

    Pretrial Service Agencies

    FJ-6350

    Programs that function as impartial investigative arms of the court which conduct a thorough risk assessment of individuals who have been arrested and are in custody before their trial, recommend a pretrial disposition (pretrial release or incarceration prior to and during the trial), perform intensive monitoring of the arrestee if he or she is released during the trial period and report violations of conditions to the court. The program interviews the individual, conducts criminal history checks, investigates previous releases, may talk with the police agency involved, may contact references given by the individual and prepares a summary of their findings for the court. The programs may also conduct investigations on behalf of individuals who want a reduction in the amount of bail which has been set in their case or on behalf of law enforcement agencies wanting an increase in bail.
  • Refugee Resettlement Services (8)
    PH-1450.7000

    Refugee Resettlement Services

    PH-1450.7000

    Government-appointed nonprofit organizations, frequently associated with the faith community, that provide resettlement services through a network of local affiliates for refugee populations designated by the U.S. Department of State. These organizations take the lead in helping newly arrived refugees or refugee families make an adjustment to their new home and community. Services provided by local affiliates may include reception for arriving refugees; provision of a "welcome kit" of immediate necessities; periodic visits with the family during the early days of their transition; collection and provision of household goods; cultural orientation and ESL classes; and assistance in locating housing and employment, using public transportation and identifying other needed services.
 
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