Tennessee Justice Center

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Tennessee Justice Center
Non-profit[1] legal advocacy[2]
Founded 1996
Headquarters 301 Charlotte Avenue,
Nashville, Tennessee 37201
Website Tennessee Justice Center

The Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) is a non-profit[1][3] public policy advocacy organization[2] and law firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. It was established in 1996 to represent approximately 1.3 million Tennessee low-income families by helping shape public policy[2] and through class action lawsuits. In 1996, the United States Congress had ordered that federally funded legal services programs no longer pursue class actions.[4] Since its formation, the Tennessee Justice Center has helped thousands of poor families secure needed health care, assistance, and food aid.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "I Want To Support TJC". Tennessee Justice Center. Retrieved 2009-10-17. The Tennessee Justice Center is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. TJC does not charge clients a fee and accepts no federal funds. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mission Statement". Tennessee Justice Center. Retrieved 2009-10-17. The Tennessee Justice Center advocates on behalf of poor Tennesseans: in areas of public policy having the greatest impact on their health and welfare 
  3. ^ "Tennessee Justice Center running deficits". Associated Press. wate.com. November 28, 2004. Retrieved 2009-10-17. The Tennessee Justice Center has received millions of dollars in court-ordered payments from TennCare. Nevertheless, records show the Justice Center had a deficit of $459,000 in 2003 and has a projected shortfall of $491,000 in 2004. The organization's only income has been from a series of grants and donations, which means the nonprofit group has had to rely more and more on money from the state. 
  4. ^ William Booth (1996-06-01). "Attacked as Left-Leaning, Legal Services Suffers Deep Cuts" (fee required). The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Our Work". The Tennessee Justice Center. Retrieved 2009-10-17. Since 1996, TJC has provided direct service to thousands of low-income families, helping them to obtain essential health care, family assistance and food aid. 

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