Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles
- Field of Interest:
- Human Trafficking
Founded in 1983, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles (Advancing Justice) advocates for civil rights, provides legal services and education, builds coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI), and works to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Advancing Justice merges the work of a traditional legal services provider and civil rights organization by using four main strategies: direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, and leadership development. With nearly 100 staff and over 750 volunteers and pro bono attorneys, Advancing Justice serves over 15,000 individuals per year.
The Los Angeles Labor Trafficking Project provides Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander labor trafficking survivors and their families with culturally and linguistically competent legal services to protect them from exploitation, to litigate traffickers, and to provide restitution.