Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) is a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to low-income residents in sixty-eight counties of Southwest Texas, and represents migrant and seasonal farm workers throughout the state of Texas and six southern states: Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. In addition, TRLA operates public defender programs in several Southwest Texas counties, representing the poor who are accused of felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile crimes.
Lawyers who volunteer their time to litigate cases help TCRP provide more assistance to low-income people. Through cooperating pro bono attorneys, TCRP hopes to expand the number of people whose civil rights will be protected.
Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and advance the legal, human, and civil rights of people with disabilities living in Texas. DRTx was established in 1977 by the United States Congress as Texas’ federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A). We protect and advocate for the legal and human rights of people with disabilities, a majority of whom are poor.