The Trump administration is calling Medicaid work requirements a positive "incentive" for beneficiaries, but critics say they're a harmful double standard.
Tags: Community Outreach: Health Care | Health Care | Medi-Cal
EBCLC attorney, Prerna Lal, represents UC Berkeley student, Luis Mora, after being detained by ICE at a border patrol checkpoint in Southern California.
“The displacement can be widespread. There’s really nowhere for people to go.”
Tags: Benefits | Housing | Housing: Eviction | Housing: Homelessness | North Bay Fires
Prescott Cole of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, a LAAC member and support center, recently spoke with journalists from TruthDig on the epidemic of sexual violence against vulnerable seniors in nursing homes. “Public awareness of the crime is crucial because its victims—mostly women—are often hampered by cognitive and physical disorders, making it difficult or […]
Tags: Domestic Violence | Seniors | Women
The Justice & Diversity Center is a proud member of the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative (BARC) which was formed to give legal assistance in the aftermath of disasters. A group of nonprofits formed BARC in 2015 and worked out a plan to provide legal services together in the Bay Area. The group expected that after […]
Tags: Benefits | Disaster | Disaster Relief
The lawsuit calls for better teacher training, increased resources for teachers, and tangible help for students that are identified as having difficulty reading.
Tags: Children | Civil Rights | Education | Schools: Special Education
$7.4 Million Awarded to 17 Legal Nonprofit Organizations to Provide Free Legal Representation
Tags: Access to Justice | Immigration
FreeFrom helps domestic abuse survivors become financially independent from their abusers.
Tags: Access to Justice | Child Custody | Domestic Violence | Women
The heartache of the North Bay fires continue, this time for local tenants who are facing eviction from their rented homes.
Tags: Disaster | Housing: Eviction | Housing: Landlord-Tenant | North Bay Fires
Supervisors in San Francisco have introduced legislation that would guarantee legal counsel to low-income SF residents facing no-fault evictions.
Tags: Civil Right to Counsel | Housing: Eviction | Housing: Landlord-Tenant
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Los Angeles filed suit against the federal government in order to stop the detentions of Cambodian descent refugees.
Tags: Immigration | Minorities: Asian/Pacific Islander
Legal Aid Association of California partnered with the ABA's Young Lawyers Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative are helping those who are affected by the California fires by providing a hotline.
LSPC's bill was signed by Gov. Brown.
Tags: Employment | Equality | Prisoners Rights
CRLA and PILP's joint lawsuit in Monterey County leads to increase in aid for poor.
Tags: Benefits | Benefits of Legal Aid | Poverty
Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto, the Justice and Diversity Center, and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley are set to receive increased funding from Santa Clara County’s Board of Supervisors to provide representation for unaccompanied child refugees in court.
Tags: Children | Courts | Immigration | Unaccompanied Minors
Disability Rights California makes moves to protect indigent and people living with disabilities in San Diego.
Tags: Disability Rights | Disability: Physical | Housing | Housing: Homelessness | Poverty
Across the nation individual attorneys, large institutions, small nonprofits, and activists from every state are stepping up to oppose the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA).
OneJustice bridges the two ends of the justice gap.
Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid | Immigration
In these troubling times of ever-increasing homelessness in the Bay Area, and fearful uncertainty about the federal safety net, there is a group of dedicated attorneys serving the neediest of Alameda County to obtain the benefits that they are entitled to but often lack.
Tags: Benefits | Housing: Homelessness | Poverty | Social Security Benefits
Advocates for California motorists who face mounting fees for traffic tickets took another step to ease the burden, a settlement that seeks to offer options to paying fines that many people can’t afford.
Tags: Courts | Driver's license suspension | Judicial Council | Poverty
National Immigration Law Center is among several immigrants' rights organizations filing a lawsuit against the State Department on behalf of dozens of immigrants from predominantly-Muslim "banned" countries.
On Tuesday, June 27th Governor Jerry Brown signed the California State Budget, including increased funding for legal aid. California lawmakers passed the state’s budget on June 15th following months of hearings and negotiations. That budget, now carrying the Governor’s final approval, contains more than $20 million dollars in new funding for civil legal aid through […]
Tags: Access to Justice | Funding: State & Local
Southern California activists and attorneys begin to strategize after Supreme Court affirms parts of Trump’s travel banJune 26, 2017 | Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
After a brief period of hibernation, President Trump’s travel ban has been re-implemented after the Supreme Court came down with a decision, allowing parts of the ban to take effect. Advocates across the nation have taken up posts in all the major airports where the travel ban is expected to severely impact Muslim communities. Since the January […]
Tags: Immigration | Minorities: Asian/Pacific Islander | Muslim Ban | Travel Ban
Lawsuit blames transport giant LogistiCare for missed appointments and injuries suffered by Medi-Cal patientsJune 22, 2017 | Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles sued LogistiCare, which provides transportation for Medi-Cal patients.
Tags: Disability Rights | Health Care
"Close to 40 percent of Californian families, or 3.5 million California households, are struggling to make ends meet. When these families receive a ticket, they are faced with a false choice: Do I buy food for my family, pay my rent, or pay this ticket?"
Tags: Community Economic Development
Affordable, quality child care helps families get ahead and stay ahead. As their children develop social and academic skills, parents can focus on work and improving their family’s prospects.
Tags: Benefits | Children | Employment | Workers Rights
NO CUTS to LSC funding for legal aid in current federal budget year - this article details all the budget agreements made in the deal cut this past weekend. Legislature will vote on it this week.
Tags: Legislation and Advocacy
Amid fear of deportation, reports on sexual abuse and domestic violence have declined significantly compared to last year.
Tags: Domestic Violence | Immigration | Women
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, along with two plaintiffs who are currently incarcerated, have filed a class-action lawsuit against Shasta County Jail, alleging that the institution discriminates against people with disabilities. The lawsuit cites the facilities’ sub par conditions for inmates with disabilities. Many parts of the jail are not ADA-compliant and it appears […]
Tags: Disability Benefits | Disability Rights | Disability: Physical | Prisoners Rights
Legal Aid at Work and Disability Rights Advocates have filed a complaint against the Bay Area Rapid Transit, citing their multiple civil rights violations that hurt people with disabilities.
Tags: Civil Rights | Disability Rights | Discrimination