Guam Legal Services Corporation – Disability Law Center (GLSC-DLC)

Founded 1979, independent nonprofit that provides civil legal aid and disability law services.

Primary geographic focus: Guam, Micronesia
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: GLSC-DLC
Lists: P&A, LSC, LawHelp

Guam Legal Services Corporation – Disability Law Center (GLSC-DLC) is a private, non-profit corporation that was established in 1979. It began receiving congressional appropriations in 1981, which allowed the corporation to provide legal representation to the low-income community of Guam. GLSC-DLC is not a part of the Government of Guam or the federal government. It is governed by a board of directors consisting of attorneys and program eligible persons.

Since 1981, GLSC-DLC has expanded into programs assisting vulnerable populations including survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

Significantly, in 1999 GLSC-DLC was designated the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) System for Guam. This means GLSC-DLC is authorized under applicable federal and local laws to protect and promote the human, civil and legal rights of individuals with mental illness and/or developmental and other disabilities through legally based advocacy. Thus, GLSC-DLC became the Disability Law Center.

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