About the Center


The Moran Center ensures justice and restores hope with a lifeline of innovative, holistic legal and social work programs because ALL kids deserve:

JUSTICE in the courtroom
ACCESS to the classroom
SUPPORT in the community

Our goal is to provide Evanston youth and their families with the support to successfully emerge from a challenging legal situation, tools to make positive life choices, and the ability to thrive in the Evanston community.  To that end, our programmatic approach focuses on justice in the courtroom, access to the classroom, and support in the community. 

The Moran Center is a member of the National Legal Defender Association.  Our work is made possible through generous contributions from individuals, private foundations, corporations and the City of Evanston.

To learn more about our work and our impact in the community, watch this 5-minute video. This video was created by SurtzMedia for the Moran Center’s Justice Demand Gala in April 2019.


Justice Demands: Moran Center for Youth Advocacy

We are so grateful to everyone who took part in our 'Justice Demands,' Gala a few weeks ago. With your support we were able raise over $168,000, allowing us to continue giving justice what it demands – JUSTICE in the courtroom, ACCESS to the classroom, and SUPPORT in the community! Thanks to all our donors, corporate sponsors, and supporters for helping us pursue our mission of providing low-income Evanston youth and their families with integrated legal and social work services. We could not do this alone, thank you! Below is the #JusticeDemands video that premiered at the gala! Please, enjoy this incredibly touching video by SurtzMedia. We hope it inspires you to take action towards everything #JusticeDemands! #JusticeChangesEverything

Posted by James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy on Thursday, May 9, 2019