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Over 40 years of educating about law, democracy, and human rights
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Street Law, Inc. has received funding through several cy pres awards. The term cy pres is derived from a longer French expression that means “as close as possible.” In a class action settlement in which it is not possible to distribute all of the money to the class, a cy pres distribution to a charitable non-profit organization whose work benefits the members of the class may be the next best use of a portion of the funds. The cy pres award should relate to the purposes of the case. The court approves the cy pres award.
Street Law’s educational programs about law, democracy, and human rights include a wide range of law-related topics, and for this reason Street Law has been viewed by courts as an appropriate recipient of cy pres distributions. Street Law, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Street Law’s Closing the Gap program was funded through a cy pres award. The goal of this initiative is to increase civic engagement among African American youths in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. Through a three-tiered approach, youths will learn about the importance of civil rights history, its impact on their rights and responsibilities, and how they can be active, engaged members of their communities.
Street Law works with educators, lawyers, law students, judges, youth workers and police officers to deliver meaningful lessons about law to young people. Through Street Law’s work, hundreds of schools, law schools, law firms, corporate law departments, courts, juvenile justice agencies, and police departments have initiated programs that have brought interactive lessons about law to tens of thousands of young people.
For more information, contact Lee Arbetman, executive director of Street Law, Inc. (240.821.1310, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Street Law, Inc. 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 870Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(301) 589-1130(301) 589-1131 email@example.com