Community Legal Aid SoCal in partnership with JDAC

Amount: 
$300,000
Year: 
2019
Field of Interest: 
Vulnerable Populations
Program Name: 
Safe and Healthy Jewish Families Project
Grant Type: 
Cutting Edge
Organization Description: 

Established in 1958, the mission of Community Legal Aid SoCal is to help fight injustice by providing compassionate, high-quality legal aid and advocating for stronger communities. Its legal staff includes more than 100 attorneys and paralegals who provide a broad range of free civil legal aid to nearly 50,000 residents of Los Angeles and Orange Counties every year. Nearly all of its clients are low-income residents, victims of crime (including domestic violence), and/or senior citizens.

Grant Purpose: 

To provide supportive services, protective orders, and civil and religious divorce assistance to Jewish survivors of abuse, helping survivors and their families leave abusive situations.

Through the generosity of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Community Legal Aid SoCal is pleased to be able to expand our work with the Jewish Divorce Assistance Center of Los Angeles to help Jewish survivors of domestic violence achieve safer and happier futures. Jewish victims of domestic violence and abuse who are navigating the dual civil and Jewish divorce processes will now how a place to turn to for emotional support, guidance and direct legal services. Through this grant, we will now be able to help people who have nowhere else to turn for their unique set of needs.

Sarah M. Nissel & Kate Marr
Executive Directors