St. Louis County Library is partnering with several justice involved organizations to provide a Tap In Center at the Florissant Valley Branch for individuals to get legal assistance and connect with local support services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tap In Center will be open on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. starting October 20.
At the Tap In Center, individuals can meet with an attorney, learn their case status and court date information; apply for a public defender; connect with local services through the Bail Project; enroll in a program to receive court reminders, and get assistance navigating the court process during COVID-19. They will also be able to utilize library services such as free Wi-Fi, computers, copy and print services, and sign up for a library card.
Individuals visiting the Tap In Center will be required to follow safety precautions, including wearing a mask and social distancing.
This unique partnership brings together the St. Louis County Library, the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office, The Bail Project, MacArthur Foundation Safety & Justice Challenge, University of Missouri-St. Louis, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the St. Louis County Department of Justice Services.