Legal Assistance And Advocacy - 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.

All of our services are provided in English or Spanish.

Legal Assistance And Advocacy

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If you’re a young person (14 – 24 years old) who has been assaulted, bullied, or abused--or has been the target of other forms of violence--the Los Angeles LGBT Center offers a wide range of legal services and advocacy to help.

Know that you’re not alone. LGBT youth are three times more likely to report abuse than their heterosexual peers, including violence in schools, childhood sexual abuse, and dating violence. And two-thirds of LGBT students report feeling unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

We assist LGBT youth survivors of:

Dating violence • Domestic violence

Intimate partner violence • Family violence

Hate violence • Hate crimes

Police misconduct • Childhood sexual abuse

Sexual assault • Rape • Stalking • Bullying

Cyber-bullying • Human trafficking

Other types of violence

Our services include:

  • Safety planning and crisis intervention
  • Preparation of restraining orders and U-Visas
  • Advocacy with police and in the courts
  • Accompanying victims to court
  • Collaboration with the Center’s programs and services for homeless LGBT youth
  • Collaboration with the Center’s Lifeworks and Project SPIN for education and outreach
  • Legal representation in certain cases
  • Referrals for attorney representation
  • Referrals and follow-up for counseling and mental health services
  • Assistance in securing compensation under California’s Victims of Crime Program

Department phone number: 323-993-7670


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

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