The Texas Bar Foundation, or TBF, has awarded a $34,485 grant to Dallas-based Advocates for Community Transformation, or ACT, to increase its casework capacity in Fort Worth, according to a press release.

This grant, the largest ACT has received from the TBF according to a press release, will help ACT hire a community advocate, essential for the development of casework. Community advocates educate residents about their rights, explain ACT’s free legal services, and build partnerships with community organizations and leaders, police, and other local nonprofits.

ACT and their clients partner with volunteer attorneys from Dallas-Fort Worth law firms to bring peace and safety to neighborhoods. During 2022, ACT and its clients shut down two drug houses in Fort Worth, according to a press release. ACT continues to make progress on other properties of concern.