Because scammers prey on donors’ goodwill and open hearts to live their pockets. Many of these involve bogus fundraising for veterans and disaster relief, like wildfires. Learn how to protect yourself and your money from Charity Scams.
Children Exposed to Violence and Gun Violence
The first of its kind in the nation, the trauma-informed Children Exposed to Violence Unit supports children from the time a violent crime is committed throughout the criminal justice process. This unit is dedicated to reducing the impact of violence on kids, in particular gun violence.
The City Attorney's Community Visions Conversations initiative is among our responses to urgent calls for justice, reform of law enforcement and other institutions, the elimination of systemic racism, and more.
Learn about our ongoing focus to stop the injumane practice of homeless patient dumping, which occurs 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 care necessary for recovery. It is unconscionable.
Neighborhood Justice is an innovative restorative justice programthat allows some non-violent offenders to avoid court but still take responsibility for their actions. 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.
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, working to improve the quality of life in LA. Find and contact your local Neighborhood Prosecutor for help.
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, engages parents and coordinates with local non-profits to develop Safe Passage programs. Email Sharee Sanders Gordon to find out about bringing the Neighborhood School Safety Program to your child's school.
The City Attorney's 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.
For Summer, 2021, we are offering five different remote volunteer opportunities for students. All are unpaid, however there may be potential funding through your academic institution. We also offer the ability to received academic credt. Learn about our Law Clerk and Volunteer Program.