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

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. Click to learn more and to download appropriate forms.

www.lacityattorney.org/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.

www.lacityattorney.org/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. Go here, or call 213-978-1870, for more information and to learn about adopting a dog or cat. 

www.lacityattorney.org/schoolsafety

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.

www.lacityattorney.org/business-support

The Business Support program helps business owners navigate the at-times complex and frustrating bureaucracy of local government. It is the direct link between LA's business community and the City Attorney’s Office.

This list of career opportunities is updated regularly, so check back often. This also has information on our Volunteer Attorneys program, contracting positions and internships, employee affiliate programs and more.

www.lacityattorney.org/charity-scams

Throughout the holidays and during the year, our top tips on how to avoid being scammed by fake charities.

www.lacityattorney.org/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.

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.

www.lacity.org/for-residents

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. 

www.lacityattorney.org/claims

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

www.lacityattorney.org/community-justice

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

www.lacityattorney.org/consumer-protection

From our unprecedented settlement with Wells Fargo over its millions of fake accounts to ongoing efforts on wage theft, counterfeit goods - including counterfeit prescription drugs - Hollywood talent scams and more, this unit protects consumers.

www.lacityattorney.org/consumercomplaints

File a consumer complaint here.

www.lacityattorney.org/constitutional-news

Go here to find help and supportive resources. 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. 

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. Go here to learn about accessing these services or to apply to become a volunteer. 

ELDER ABUSE

www.lacityattorney.org/elder-abuse

Because older adults are seen by criminals as targets who are particularly ripe for victimization both in person and online.

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

www.lacityattorney.org/gang-division

This division aggressively 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." 

www.lacityattorney.org/gun-violence

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.

www.lacityattorney.org/health-clinics

A list of some of the free and low cost health care clinics in and around Los Angeles.

Including a link to our amicus brief for Martin v. Boise, summary of the symposium to prevent homeless patient dumping by hospitals and medical centers, a FAQ on issues related to homelessness and details about our Homeless Engagement and Response Team.

www.lacityattorney.org/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. 

https://www.lacityattorney.org/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.

https://www.lacityattorney.org/taxprep

We allege H & R Block and TurboTax intentionally took advantage of the taxpayers they pledged to help!

www.cannabis.lacity.org

The City of LA's Department of Cannabis Regulation

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

MEDIATION

AKA Dispute Resolution, this is a great option for people or businesses seeking alternatives to the traditional justice system, either Public Safety Mediation or Community Mediation. You can also volunteer to become a Mediator here!

https://www.lacityattorney.org/message-from-mike

City Attorney Mike Feuer's weekly video message on issues impacting all who live, work and visit Los Angeles.

https://www.lacityattorney.org/njp

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.

https://www.lacityattorney.org/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. With the help of support staff, these highly specialized prosecutors address criminal activity and aim to improve quality of life in LA neighborhoods. Go here to find and ontact your Neighborhood Prosecutor. 

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.

https://www.lacityattorney.org/news

Price gouging is illegal whenever a local state of emergency has been declared, such as with the Saddle Ridge and Getty wildfires. Find out what this means for the next 30 days and the next 6 months. 

https://www.lacityattorney.org/environmental-justice-and-protection

https://www.lacityattorney.org/report-problem-properties

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

https://www.lacityattorney.org/scheduling-request-form

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

https://www.lacityattorney.org/careers

https://www.lacityattorney.org/tobacco-enforcement