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.
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."