L.A. Justice Fund

In Los Angeles County more than two-thirds of people appearing in immigration court face a judge and federal prosecutor without any legal representation. In some cases, this even includes children as young as 3 years old. The L.A. Justice Fund aims to promote due process and justice for all by increasing access to legal representation and counsel to individuals and families dealing with removal proceedings in Los Angeles County.

A partnership with the City of Los Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, the California Community Foundation, Weingart Foundation and the California Endowment, this fund provides rapid response funding to nonprofit legal service organizations currently engaged in immigration court cases and supports pilot programs that seek to expand the pool of immigration attorneys available to provide representation.

Grant opportunities are expected to be announced in Spring 2017. Letters of Interest or proposals are not encouraged at this time. For more information, please contact Rosie Arroyo, CCF program officer for immigrant integration and early childhood education, at rarroyo [@] calfund [.] org.

If you are an attorney who is interested in offering pro bono services to immigration court defendants, contact rarroyo [@] calfund [.] org to learn how you can get involved.

Read the announcement from the City of Los Angeles.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the L.A. Justice Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

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