Anti-Violence Project & Legal Advocacy Project for Survivors - Los Angeles LGBT Center

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is the nation’s largest community-based provider of LGBT-related legal services, supported by a team of staff and volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and interns.

We serve the legal needs of all LGBT people with a special focus on survivors of violence, undocumented immigrants, and transgender people. We also provide workshops, trainings, and technical assistance for institutions and service providers.

Due to concerns regarding the transmission of the Coronavirus, walk-in hours are cancelled until further notice. Instead, we will be providing telephone intakes, and then telephone or video consultations. We will do our best to return all calls within 24 hours, except during weekends. In-person appointments will be limited, and may include clients who do not have ongoing access to the phone/Internet, and clients who need to receive legal documents.

Debido a las preocupaciones con respecto a la transmisión del Coronavirus, las horas sin cita/citas en persona se cancelan hasta nuevo aviso. En su lugar, proporcionaremos entrevistas telefónicas y consultas telefónicas o por video.

Las llamadas serán devueltas dentro de las 24 horas hábiles. Reuniones en persona reservadas para citas esenciales y / o para clientes que no tienen acceso al teléfono / Internet para enviar y enviar recibir documentos legales, pero no garantizado.

All of our services are provided in English or Spanish.

To get started, please call/ Para comenzar, por favor llame: (323) 993-7670

Please leave a message stating your full name, phone number, and a brief description of how we can help. When returning calls, please note our number may appear blocked or private. All llegal services are confidential.

For our Legal Advocacy Project for Survivors’ warm line, please call/ Para nuestra línea de atención del Proyecto de Defensa Legal para Sobrevivientes, llame al: (323) 993-7649

Business hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

El horario comercial es de lunes a viernes de 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Anti-Violence Project & Legal Advocacy Project for Survivors

Legal Services Anti-Violence Project & Legal Advocacy Project for Survivors

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Anti-Violence Project provides comprehensive and holistic services for survivors of violence, hate crimes, harassment, discrimination, and law enforcement misconduct. Our Legal Advocacy Project for Survivors provides LGBTQ-specific trauma-informed direct legal services and advocacy for LGBTQ victims of domestic/intimate partner/dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, trafficking and/or other crime victimization.

Services include:

  • Safety planning, crisis intervention, and referrals to LGBTQ-inclusive service providers
  • Referrals to counseling, mental health, and other support services
  • Advocacy with law enforcement, criminal justice agencies, service providers, and others
  • Accompaniment to Court and law enforcement agencies
  • Coordination of sexual assault response services
  • Preparation of restraining orders
  • Assistance in applying for compensation pursuant to California’s Victims of Crime Act
  • Transportation to appointments relevant to client’s case
  • Training, education, and consultations on LGBTQ domestic/intimate partner/dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, hate crimes and/or other crime victimization.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN THE VICTIM OF HATE CRIME OF HATE INCIDENT, HERE ARE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO PROTECT YOURSELF:

  • If you are injured, seek medical assistance
  • Make detailed notes, including witness information and any hateful words used
  • Document location, injuries, and property damage with photographs
  • Call us for assistance and support

Please note: Even if you do not intend to use the legal system or talk with law enforcement, it may be helpful to speak with one of our victim advocates or attorneys to learn all your options.


If you think you or your family member has a medical or psychiatric emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. Do not attempt to access emergency medical care through this contact email.

If you are an established client of the Center with a non-emergency medical question, please call 323-993-7500.

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