2021 Legal Representation Pilot - Application Period is Open


The Supreme Court of Ohio is pleased to announce the 2021 Legal Representation Pilot Request for Applications. The pilot will focus on child welfare cases and entities have the opportunity to implement a pre-petition model and/or a multi-disciplinary model.

The funds are available as a result of a collaboration with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and funding is sourced from the Ohio Court Improvement Program federal funds and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is contributing funds from its Children’s Justice Act federal grant to support this project. Applications will be received until 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021.


Must be an Ohio juvenile court, Ohio county public children services agency, Ohio regional legal aid office, Ohio county public defender’s office, Ohio law school, Ohio social work school or university, or any Ohio community entity that is positioned to support the pre-petition and/or multi-disciplinary legal representation model.


Please read the Request for Applications thoroughly as it details the requirements for all applicants.


Applicants must use the Budget Template and submit a completed FFATA form.


Entities with an interest in applying are encouraged to participate in a Zoom information session. A recording of the information session is available at the link below.

Information Session Recording

For questions about the CIP Legal Representation Pilot Program opportunity, please contact Debra Copeland at Debra.Copeland@sc.ohio.gov.

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