Free Public Counsel targeting homeless prevention/tenant rights. An on-site Public Counsel attorney provides FamilySource Center clients with legal assistance and referrals on such topics as: At-risk family services and benefits advocacyHelping low-income families access tax credits; Immigrants’ Rights; Expungements; Landlord/tenant disputes; Wage garnishments; Traffic tickets; Bankruptcy (Referal); Consumer Advocacy; Education Rights; Foster Youth Advocacy; Minors and the Law; Immigration issues; and Homeless Court.
Sealing Records/Criminal Expungements
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.
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 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.