The Alliance’s primary objective is to provide stability to foster children and those at risk of entering foster care by helping them obtain healthcare, educational services and financial support so that more of them reach permanency through adoption, legal guardianship or by returning safely to their biological families. For those youth who do age out of the system without a family, we have built a core program designed to give this population the tools and guidance they need to live independently.
Bet Tzedek provides free, comprehensive legal services for low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles. Bet Tzedek has grown into a public interest law firm with a footprint across Los Angeles County and beyond, with practice area expertise in Eviction Defense (Housing: Landlord/Tenant), Employment Rights, Guardianships, Human Trafficking, Health, Public Benefits and more.
The Children's Law Center (CLC) provides court appointed legal representation for youth who have been abused, neglected or abandoned that come under the protection of the Los Angeles County Juvenile Dependency Court system. In addition to providing legal representation, CLC has several advocacy programs/initiatives designed to better serve our transitioning age youth. To ensure the maximum level of youth engagement, CLC established a peer advocacy program that employs former foster youth.
DRLC’s legal services directly fill the needs of a diverse client community. We focus on the most pressing issues that challenge the civil rights of people with disabilities. These issues include:Elimination of Poverty and Unemployment of People with Disabilities, Access to Government Services, Reducing Cancer Survivorship, Disparities, Legal Clinical Teaching, and Continuing Education of Lawyers,Strategic Alliances, Amicus Briefs, International Disability Rights, and Veterans with Disabilities
The Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center (ELARC) is a private, non-profit organization under contract with the California Department of Developmental Servcies (DDS). ELARC is one of 21 Regional Centers in the state, coordinating and providing community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center is a private, non-profit corporation that operates under contract with California’s Department of Developmental Services. The Center serves over 9,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, who have or are at risk for a developmental delay or disability, and who are at high-risk of parenting an infant with a disability.
Lanterman provides the following services:
For individuals with developmental disabilities, and their families, Harbor Regional Center can provide diagnosis and evaluation, information and referral, individual or family service planning, family support, and assistance in finding and using community resources. Services provided by HRC include:
Through the Special Immigrant Juvenile Status law, Immigration Center for Women & Children (ICWC) will assist undocumented children who have been abused, abandoned or neglected to become lawful permanent residents. Many at-risk children are missing out on this extremely important immigration benefit to which they are legally entitled.
The LAW Project of Los Angeles can help you address your criminal record in the following ways: review your records, attend an Expungement Workshop, Reducing a Felony to a Misdemeanor- 17(b) Wobblers, offer advice and counsel on Certificates of Rehabilitation, and juvenile record sealing.
Learning Rights Law Center is a legal services nonprofit that fights for a child’s right to education. Learning Rights assists low-income families by providing free legal counsel and advice, advocacy, direct representation, education, training and policy work. Click here to learn more about programs.