L.A. Justice Fund FAQs

LA Justice Fund: Frequently Asked Questions

Updated January 17, 2019 5:30 p.m.

 What is the LA Justice Fund?

The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, together with the City of Los Angeles and philanthropic partners, established the “Los Angeles Justice Fund” to provide free legal representation to eligible immigrants facing deportation.

Who is eligible for the LA Justice Fund?

Applicants eligible for the LA Justice Fund must:

  • Be a resident of Los Angeles County
  • Have a household income below 200% Federal Poverty Level
  • Be at risk of imminent deportation

How do I apply to receive free legal representation from the LA Justice Fund?

Click HERE for a list of non-profit organizations to schedule your appointment.

How much is the LA Justice Fund and how many people will the fund serve?

Approximately $7.2 million has been pledged by LA Justice Fund partners at this time. Recruitment of new partners and fundraising is ongoing.

Because the LA Justice Fund is a new program, there is no historical data available.  However, all non-profit organizations granted money through the LA Justice Fund are required to submit regular reports on estimated cases served.  The County continues to monitor the program performance to ensure that the fund is used in the most effective and efficient way.

Does the LA Justice Fund help children separated from their families at the border?

On July 3, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors decided to amend the residency requirement for the LA Justice Fund to include children who have been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border and their respective parents or sponsors who have ties in Los Angeles County.

I do not live in Los Angeles County, but I know my child was sent to a shelter in Los Angeles County, can I receive help from LA Justice Fund?

Yes, your child’s location in Los Angeles County establishes your ties to the County to be eligible for the LA Justice Fund.

I am a parent or relative living in Los Angeles County, and I don’t know where my child is. Can you help me?

Yes, please contact our staff at (800) 593-8222. We will assist you to locate your child and connect to an immigration attorney through LA Justice Fund for both you and your child.

I would like to donate to the LA Justice Fund. Who should I contact?

Thank you very much for your generosity!  To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, please visit: https://www.calfund.org/lajusticefund/ You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation.  Please indicate that your donation is for the LA Justice Fund. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation

221 S. Figueroa St., Suite 400

Los Angeles, CA 90012