Los Angeles Center for Law & Justice (LACLJ)

Founded 1973, provides legal aid to low-income and primarily immigrant and Latino populations in Los Angeles. Has expanded its programs on domestic violence and immigration.

Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: LACLJ
Tags: Children & Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Family, Immigration Process

LACLJ has four core program areas: domestic violence, legal services teenage and young adults struggling with abuse and difficult co-parenting matters, immigration services to victims of interpersonal violence and unaccompanied minors, and advocating for access to justice.

Founded in 1973, LACLJ has provided legal advocacy to low-income and primarily immigrant and Latino populations in Los Angeles for over 40 years. In its early years, the organization played a historic role on a range of social justice issues related to racial discrimination, police brutality, school desegregation, and the illegal involuntary sterilization of Latina women.


News Story

With 220 languages spoken in California, courts face an interpreter shortage

Maura Dolan
Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
September 5, 2017
Just finding enough trained interpreters has proved daunting. The state’s courts handle as many as eight million cases a year.

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