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Proposition 47 Information -The Superior Court of California – County of Los Angeles

On November 4, 2014, the California Voters passed Proposition 47, also known as "The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act."  The new law changes sentences for low-level nonviolent crimes such as simple drug possession and petty theft from felonies to misdemeanors.  This website provides an overview of Proposition 47, a frequently ask questions section and helpful links and resources. 

Proposition 47 Information Los Angeles County Public Defender

This website provides an overview of Proposition 47 and helpful links

Disabled American Veterans

Disabled American Veterans assist veterans and their families in filing claims for VA disability compensation and pension; vocational rehabilitation and employment; education; home loan guaranty; life insurance; death benefits; health care and much more. All services provided are free of charge.

Inner City Law Center

Inner City Law Center serves the poorest and most vulnerable individuals and families in Los Angeles County. They provide a range of legal representation and social service advocacy focused on: housing and homelessness, benefits assistance, and homeless veterans.

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA)

The Veterans Justice Center (VJC) is a special program of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. VJC is dedicated to honoring and protecting low-income veterans and their families through high-quality legal assistance and representation, as well as clinical case management services, to maintain economic security, promote housing stability and remove barriers to employment and self-sufficiency. VJC advocates on behalf of low-income veterans in a range of civil legal services including government benefits, housing and eviction defense, record expungement and citation defense, family law, employment law and other consumer law matters. 

LawHelpCA provides low-income Californians with easy online access to basic legal resources and attorney information. LawHelpCA DOES NOT provide direct legal services. LawHelpCA provides a clear and simple portal to quality legal services referrals and legal self-help information for veterans.

PATH - Los Angeles Street or Services (SOS) Program

The SOS Program is a pilot program that is designed as a structured alternative to the traditional court system that provides individuals who are processed for non-violent, non-drug-related issues to have the option of choosing a social service approach or to return to the traditional court system.

Patriotic Hall Legal Assistance Center

In 2014, VJC coordinated the establishment of the Patriotic Hall Legal Assistance Center — a one-stop drop-in legal clinic for veterans. Creation of the one-stop shop is truly innovative as it brought together multiple legal service providers, including LAFLA, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Levitt & Quinn, Loyola Law School, as well as the Los Angeles Law Library to provide daily legal assistance to Veterans at a Los Angeles County Veteran services site — something that had never been done in Los Angeles County.

Public Counsel Law Center

Public Counsel's Center for Veterans Advancement (CVA), a national leader in veteran's advocacy, provides direct representation, or representation through pro bono partners, to veterans and their families.  CVA provides legal representation at both the local and national levels, and coordinates its work with efforts underway to establish special "Veterans' Courts" in Northern and Southern California designed to meet the unique needs of returning veterans.

United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim

The Court provides veterans an impartial judicial forum for review of administrative decisions by the Board of Veterans' Appeals that are adverse to the veteran-appellant's claim of entitlement to benefits for service-connected disabilities, survivor benefits and other benefits such as education payments and waiver of indebtedness.

Veterans Court (Los Angeles County)

The Veterans Court allows veterans who suffer from mental health problems stemming from U.S. military service to receive treatment as an alternative to incarceration for nonviolent felonies. Veterans Court will provide eligible defendants the opportunity to participate in mental health and substance abuse treatment programs specifically designed for veterans.

Veteran Court (Orange County)

Veterans Court offers a therapeutic alternative and support services to US military service personnel who become involved with the criminal justice system, and who are in need of effective mental health treatment to address issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder "PTSD", Traumatic Brain Injury "TBI" and other serious mental health problems. Veterans Court, which opened in November 2008 at the Community Court building, is a collaborative partnership with the Veterans Administration, which has funded a full-time case manager, and with other State and local veteran service providers.

The Homeless Court (HC) Program

The HC program was created by the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, the Los Angeles Public Defender's Office and advocates for the homeless including Public Counsel and the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA).  This program helps impoverished individuals with a history of homelessness to clear tickets and warrants for minor offenses such as traffic tickets, infractions, and various minor misdemeanors including jaywalking, riding the metro without a fare, sleeping in public places, illegal use of shopping carts, possession of an open container of alcohol in public, obstructing traffic on the sidewalk, sleeping on a bus bench, as well as any warrants that arise for failure to resolve these offenses. 

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Hilda L. Solis, 1st District
856 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-4111 Fax: (213) 613-1739

Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District
Constituent Services Team
866 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-2222 Fax: (213) 680-3283

Shelia Kuehl, 3rd District
821 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-3333 Fax: (213) 625-7360

Janice Hahn, 4th District
822 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-4444 Fax: (213) 626-6941

Kathryn Barger, 5th District
869 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-5555 Fax: (213) 974-1010