Advocacy/Legal

El Nido Family Centers

El Nido provides services at schools, community locations and the home, focusing its efforts in five core program areas: Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment, Parent Education & Family Development, Teen Parent Family Services, and Youth Development.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 6: South
3965 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037
90037

Trauma Recovery Center

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Special Service for Groups, Trauma Recovery Center is a program under the division of the Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS). The Trauma Recovery Center (TRC) is a community based service offering Los Angeles County and surrounding cities trauma-informed, comprehensive treatment, and resources for victims, witnesses, and derivatives of crime. TRC differs from other agencies in that we focus specifically on victims, derivatives, and witnesses of a crime providing brief treatment, one to one support, and system navigation.

5849 Crocker St., Unit X, Los Angeles, CA
90003

Mental Health Advocacy Services

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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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA
3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 902, Los Angeles, CA
90010

Immigration Center for Women and Children

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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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA
634 South Spring St., Suite 727, Los Angeles, CA
90014

Levitt & Quinn Family Law Center

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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA
1557 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
90026

Youth Justice Coalition

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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.

 

Service Planning Area:
SPA 8: South Bay
1137 E. Redondo Blvd., Inglewood CA
90302

Public Counsel

Public Counsel provides a wide variety of legal services to low-income individuals, nonprofits and small businesses.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA

A New Way of Life Project

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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.

Service Planning Area:
SPA 6: South
9512 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA
90002

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County

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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

Service Planning Area:
SPA 3: San Gabriel Valley
1102 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Glendale, CA
91205

Learning Rights Law Center

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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

Service Planning Area:
SPA 4: Metro LA
205 S. Broadway, #808, Los Angeles, CA
90012