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Program To Give Foster Kids Attorneys Set To Get More Money

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Clark County program that provides attorneys to foster children in civil cases involving abuse or neglect is set to get an additional infusion of money, the Las Vegas Sun reports.


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The Children's Attorneys Project is expected to get another $1.4 million after Clark County Commissioners voted earlier this month to increase court fees, the Sun reports.

The newspaper reports that recorder fees for most real estate-related documents already send $3 to the Children's Attorneys Project and the commission unanimously voted Sept. 5 to raise that by $2 starting Oct. 1. The change is expected to bring in an additional $1.4 million for the program, the Sun reports.

Commissioner Jim Gibson, an attorney, says: The difficulty is there will always be constraints on government. We need to step up. This is a time when we can."