Recent executive orders and implementing memos revolving around immigration send a dangerous message to immigrant communities, especially those who have survived violence—namely that reaching out for help will put you at risk of deportation.
Today, the Immigrant Legal Resource Center released Money on the Table – the Economic Costs of Ending DACA. President-elect Trump has threatened to end the successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at tremendous cost to the American economy.
LACLJ is committed to advocating on behalf of the nearly 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men who have experienced some form of sexual assault. A lawyer can be a valuable advocate for survivors of sexual assault. In LACLJ’s Teen/LA program, attorneys help young survivors come up with solutions to the challenges they may face in their everyday lives after an assault.
LACLJ is committed to providing high quality and free legal services to immigrants who have suffered significant violence and trauma. On March 21st, LACLJ stood with other attorneys and community partners to protest the lack of free legal representation for immigrants facing deportation.
Last month, the band Attractive Nuisance rocked out in support of LACLJ at the fifth annual Law Rocks Los Angeles. Featuring talent from Allen Matkins and Payne & Fears, Attractive Nuisance raised $7,000 to support LACLJ’s work, and tied for first place
In the United States, one in three teens will be in an abusive or unhealthy relationship. Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month aims to raise awareness and promote efforts to end abuse in teens and young adults’ relationships.