Mental Health Advocacy Services, Inc. (MHAS) is a private, non-profit organization established in 1977 to provide free legal services to people with mental disabilities. MHAS assists both children and adults, with an emphasis on obtaining government benefits and services, protecting rights, and fighting discrimination.
Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center provides affordable legal representation in family law matters to low-income Los Angeles County families to ensure stability for children and their families in the face of legal difficulties. Our attorneys provide legal representation at court hearings and trials and they provide legal advice and counsel in cases impacting the safety and well being of children.
We use transformative justice and community intervention/peace building, FREE LA High School, know your rights, legal defense, and police and court monitoring to “starve the beast” – promoting safety in our schools, homes and neighborhoods without relying on law enforcement and lock-ups, preventing system contact, and pulling people out of the system. We use direct action organizing, advocacy, political education, and activist arts to agitate, expose, and pressure the people in charge in order to upset power and bring about change.
The primary goals of A New Way of Life’s legal programs are to increase employment opportunities for people with past convictions by helping people clean up their criminal records and challenge unfair employment discrimination. Through advocacy, we work to expand the legal protections for workers with past convictions, enforce the protective laws that already exist, and educate employers and job seekers about the law.
Our Advocates work with doctors to improve individual and community health, help families maintain income security during tough economic times, save homes and protect our neighborhoods, help survivors of domestic violence and victims of special crimes, and engage in high-impact legal advocacy that leads to systemic change. Read more
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.
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.
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 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.