California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.
To fight for justice and individual rights alongside the most exploited communities of our society.
OUR VISION OF JUSTICE
A rural California where all people are treated with dignity and respect, and guaranteed their fundamental rights.
WHO WE SERVE
CRLA serves low-income individuals residing in over 22 California counties. As rural areas and small cities of California continue to change, so does our outreach and service to diverse communities. CRLA clients also include individuals with disabilities, immigrant populations, school children, lesbian/gay/bisexual and transgender populations, seniors and individuals with limited English proficiency.
HOW WE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
CRLA reaches over 39,000 individuals a year through a combination of advocacy strategies that: 1) increase access to high-quality, no-cost legal services; 2) ensure the equitable and fair distribution of resources in rural communities; and 3) protect the rights of low-income individuals to seek justice under the law.
CRLA legal services are shaped by the needs of our diverse client community. Through a state-wide network of 21 offices, our staff conducts litigation, outreach and legal education on the most pressing issues facing low-income communities: housing; employment; education; workplace safety; discrimination; income maintenance and healthcare access. CRLA provides legal services in conjunction with innovative programs and special initiatives.
Litigation, outreach and legal education, housing; employment; education; workplace safety; discrimination; income maintenance and healthcare access
1430 Franklin Street Suite 103 Oakland, CA 94612 United States
Each year, we provide more than 43,000 low-income rural Californians with free legal assistance and a variety of community education and outreach programs. Half of our resources are committed to multi-client cases that grapple with the root causes of poverty. The impact of CRLA's litigation has touched the lives of literally millions of low-income individuals, improving conditions for farm workers, single parents, school children, the elderly, people with disabilities, and entire communities.