About the Center


Since 1981, the Moran Center has been ensuring justice and restoring 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 tools to make positive life choices, the support to successfully emerge from a challenging legal situation, and the ability to thrive in the Evanston community as productive citizens.  To that end, our programmatic approach focuses on legal representation, social work services, restorative justice services and outreach & advocacy.

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 4-minute video. This video was produced by the Make It Better Foundation when we were honored as their 2015 Social Justice Philanthropy Award recipient.