GET HELP (A - Z) FROM THE LOS ANGELES CITY ATTORNEY'S OFFICE

ADMINISTRATIVE CITATION ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM (ACE)


The Administrative Citation Enforcement (ACE) program is a non-criminal enforcement approach to nuisance abatement, in coordination with LAPD and the Department of Animal Services, which utilizes civil fines instead of arrest, incarceration and criminal records for people who violate LA's Municipal Code. This also has information on street vending. HERE




ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (ABC) LICENSES


ABC is the state agency that oversees the licensing of alcohol sales for restaurants, bars, hotels, retail, caterers and special events. Go here to see the latest license applications and to submit a protest letter if you believe the location is not suitable. HERE




ANIMAL PROTECTION


This highly specialized unit facilitates the prosecution of all animal abuse and neglect cases throughout the city. To report abuse, call Los Angeles Animal Services at 888-452-7381. Call 213-978-1870 for more information and to learn about adopting a dog or cat. HERE




BLUE RIBBON PANEL ON SCHOOL SAFETY


Launched by City Attorney Mike Feuer just weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, following eight meetings across LA, the panel has issued 33 sweeping recommendations on keeping kids safer in school and in the neighborhoods around them. HERE




CHILDREN EXPOSED TO VIOLENCE


The first of its kind in the nation, this trauma-informed unit supports children from the time a violent crime is committed throughout the criminal justice process and is dedicated to reducing the impact of violence on kids. HERE




CITY ATTORNEY MIKE FEUER'S BIO


Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has long been one of California's leading lawyers and lawmakers. As LA’s chief lawyer and prosecutor since July, 2013, he has brought an innovative, problem-solving focus that combines tough and effective prosecution with initiatives to improve public safety and the quality of life throughout the city. HERE




CITY OF LOS ANGELES


The main website for the City of Los Angeles - with help and resources for residents, business owners and visitors, plus contact information, request for services, job postings and information about City of Los Angeles governance. HERE




CLAIMS


Find out about the city's claim process, download forms and review frequently asked questions. HERE




CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM


Our innovative restorative justice programs that seek to address root causes of criminal behavior and achieve incarceration reduction through prevention, intervention and diversion. HERE




CONSUMER COMPLAINTS


From our unprecedented settlement with Wells Fargo over its millions of fake accounts to ongoing efforts on wage theft, COVID-19 scams, counterfeit goods, contractor fraud, Hollywood talent scams, safety of neonatal vitamins, fake medicine and so much more, our Consumer Protection Unit is protecting the health, safety and money of Angelenos and reviewing complaints daily. File one with our office. HERE




DISPUTE RESOLUTION


Also known as Mediation, this is a fast, fair and virtual alternative to the traditional justice system in which a neutral third party facilitates communication - usually right over the phone - between two people to resolve their disputes. We also offer Public Safety Mediation which provides an opportunity to mediate selected complaints of discourtesy and bias with the purpose of building understanding and transforming the relationship between LA's public safety officers and the communities they serve. You can also volunteer and learn how to become a mediator with our office. HERE




DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Go here to find help and supportive resources in English, Spanish and Korean. Safety Reminder: Computer use can be monitored. If you are afraid your internet usage might be monitored, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. HERE




DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT SUPPORT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM


Court Support Volunteers ensure that victims of crime, including of domestic violence, do not have to go it alone when it comes to potentially overwhelming criminal proceedings. They provide emotional support, describe the legal process so victims know what to expect and even work with court personnel to help victims feel safe coming and going. On this page you can learn about utilizing thee services or to apply to volunteer. HERE




ELDER ABUSE


Protecting those most often targeted for abuse, exploitation, and fraud is of paramount importance to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office. Sadly, older adults are seen by criminals as targets who are particularly ripe for victimization. HERE




ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE


This specialized prosecution unit pursues both criminal and civil actions to enforce state and city environmental protection ordinances. You can also report illegal dumping. HERE




GANG DIVISION


This division targets and disrupts gangs with a comprehensive approach combining law enforcement partnerships with suppression, intervention and prevention. This team also accepts anonymous reports of gang and gun problem properties. HERE




GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION


Gun violence is a public health and safety crisis and a priority for this office. Go here to learn about the numerous approaches and initiatives we're taking to prevent it, including the Gun Violence Prevention Unit and Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, the groundbreaking national partnership founded by Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. HERE




GUN VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS


Gun Violence Restraining Orders can temporarily remove guns from someone in crisis and in danger of hurting themselves or others. Learn more about this vital gun violence prevention tool. HERE




HEALTH CLINICS


A list of 25 free and low cost health care clinics in and around Los Angeles, as part of our work to disrupt the distribution of counterfeit and unlicensed pharmaceuticals and medicine. HERE




HOMELESSNESS


An overview of our numerous programs and initiatives plus a summary of our work on homeless patient dumping, a list of important court cases and a FAQ. HERE




HUMAN TRAFFICKING


According to the FBI, Los Angeles is a top destination for this modern-day form of slavery, a $32-billion industry second only to drugs in terms of criminal enterprise. HERE




IMMIGRATION FRAUD


Preventing immigration fraud from ripping off vulnerable families and destroying their dreams is a top priority and we prosecute those who prey on the immigrant community to the fullest extent of the law. HERE




MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (MCLE)


The LA City Attorney’s Office is an authorized MCLE provider. Find out more about this requirement, see upcoming courses and suggest trainings too. HERE




NEIGHBORHOOD JUSTICE PROGRAM


This innovative restorative justice program allows some first-time, non-violent offenders to avoid court but still take responsibility for their actions. In this program, offenders appear before a panel of community volunteers to discuss the crime, its harm to the victims and community and to determine an appropriate obligation. This program is currently seeking volunteers to add to its 350-strong army of community change agents. HERE




NEIGHBORHOOD PROSECUTORS


Neighborhood Prosecutors are local problem solvers who combat the most destructive community crimes like drug sales, prostitution, illegal dumping, graffiti and more. City Attorney Mike Feuer has tripled this innovative program and now there is one Neighborhood Prosecutor working with each of LAPD's community police stations throughout our city. With the help of support staff, these highly specialized prosecutors address criminal activity and aim to improve quality of life in LA neighborhoods. Find and ontact your local Neighborhood Prosecutor. HERE




NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL SAFETY


The Neighborhood School Safety Program (NSSP) is a collaborative crime reduction strategy that promotes a safe environment in the neighborhoods surrounding schools and the routes students travel to and from school. The NSSP pairs intradepartmental resources with other available programs for the betterment of the community, provides parents with an educational and empowerment component and coordinates efforts with local non-profit organizations to develop a sustainable Safe Passage Program at all participating schools. To find out about bringing this program to your child's school, email School Safety Prosecutor sharee.sanders.gordon@lacity.org.




PRESS RELEASES


In case you missed any of our announcements. HERE




COVID-19


COVID-19 Since the beginning of the outbreak in Los Angeles in early March, City Attorney Mike Feuer has been a national leader in grappling with the wide-array of COVID-19 related issues, including price gouging, fake cures and treaments, defending protections for renters impacted by the pandemic, launching "Safer At Home" about in-home crimes of domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse while people spend more time at home with less options to get help, and partnering with Mayor Eric Garcetti on "LA Represents," an unprecedented legal assistance initiative to help thousands of Angelenos facing hardships. HERE




REPORT ILLEGAL DUMPING


HERE




REPORT PROBLEM PROPERTIES


Is there a problem property near your home or your child's school - a hotbed of potential illegal activity - guns, drugs or prostitution? Tell us about it anonymously. HERE




SCHEDULING REQUEST


Invite City Attorney Mike Feuer to your next community event HERE. If it is less than two weeks away, please email maria.mattera@lacity.org.




SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY


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STANDARD PROVISIONS FOR CITY OF LA CONTRACTS


HERE




TOBACCO ENFORCEMENT


The Tobacco Enforcement Program develops citywide tobacco-control policies and enforces tobacco-related laws. In addition to issuing permits to more than 4,000 tobacco retailers in LA, this unit creates numerous initiatives aiming to keep cigarettes, e-cigarettes - including juul and vaping products, away from kids. HERE




U-VISA INFORMATION


Learn about the U-Visa application process - with information for individuals seeking a U-Visa, as well as attorneys and pro per petitioners. HERE




VICTIM ASSISTANCE


The Victim Assistance Program is dedicated to serving crime victims in LA with helpful victim advocates located throughout the city. For more immediate help, call 213-978-4537. HERE




COMMUNITY VISIONS CONVERSATIONS (CVC)


This is one of our Office's responses to urgent calls for justice, reform of law enforcement and other institutions, the elimination of systemic racism, and more, following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many others. HERE




HOMELESS PATIENT DUMPING


Patient dumping is when a health facility (hospital or skilled nursing facility) releases or discharges a patient including people experiencing homelessness onto the streets or to an unlicensed facility (shelter, half-way-house, crisis center) that cannot provide the level of care necessary for the patient's recovery. HERE




HOMELESSNESS FAQ AND HELPFUL DEFINITIONS


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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES AMID THE PANDEMIC


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TENANT PROTECTIONS DURING COVID-19


Tenants in the City of Los Angeles who experience COVID-19 financial stress will continue to be protected from eviction by the City’s existing tenant pandemic ordinance. Learn all about these protections. HERE





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The Office of Mike Feuer

Los Angeles City Attorney

James K. Hahn City Hall East, Suite 800

Los Angeles, CA 90012 | 213-978-8100