LACLJ attorneys train hundreds of community members and other social and legal service providers every year. Over 500 people attended trainings this fall.
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Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed the SB 674 bill into law, which requires police to certify immigrant crime victims' U Visa applications.
Former Managing Attorney Diane Trunk is now LACLJ's Director of Evaluation. This coincides with our push to build a more robust evaluation system to better measure and to maximize the impact of LACLJ's services. Get to know Diane and learn more about our evaluation work.
This fall, LACLJ welcomed nine Master of Social Work student interns into its Community Care Advocacy (CCA) Program.
Thank you, Verónica, for the passion you brought to LACLJ and for your advocacy on behalf of low-income families. Congratulations on your well-deserved accomplishment!
At the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ), we are always challenging ourselves to think creatively about how to ensure legal services affect change in the lives of domestic violence and sexual assault survivors. Every client comes to us with different needs and goals, and our job is to help authentically move their interests forward.
On July 30, LACLJ summer law clerk Alexander Perez was officially sworn in as an attorney by Administrative Law Judge José Tello at LACLJ's office. Alexander graduated from California Western School of Law in December and volunteered for 10 weeks in our Access to Justice program. He supported attorneys to conduct client interviews, draft motions and declarations, and provide court accompaniment.
This year, LACLJ's Teen Legal Advocacy (Teen/LA) Program expanded its outreach and education to teens and young parents and to other service providers in the community. Education is crucial to ensuring that teens have the tools needed to navigate crisis situations such as domestic violence, sexual assault and high-conflict co-parenting.