Beverly is a young mother and a survivor of dating violence. She came to LACLJ through our Teen/LA program when she was 18 with her infant child. The father of her child had inflicted physical and mental abuse on her during their relationship and continued to threaten her after they broke up. Beverly feared for her and her child's safety because of the batterer's controlling behavior, so she sought a permanent restraining order.
This fall, LACLJ welcomed nine Master of Social Work student interns into its Community Care Advocacy (CCA) Program.
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.
Rafaela works with LACLJ attorneys to provide a health and human services perspective on client interactions. She provides clients linkages to community resources and support for life challenges that may arise during their legal cases.
Leanne works with LACLJ attorneys to provide a health and human services perspective on client interactions. She provides clients linkages to community resources and support for life challenges that may arise during their legal cases.
Erica worked at LACLJ for two years through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) before attending law school. She returns this fall as a 2014-2016 Equal Justice Works Fellow, sponsored by Greenberg Traurig LLP. Her project will expand our existing Teen/LA program.
LACLJ’s 2012-2013 Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) volunteer, Ashley Artmann,