The City Attorney's non-criminal approach to nuisance abatement and quality of life offenses in coordination with LAPD and the Department of Animal Services, utilizing civil fines instead of arrests, incarceration and criminal records for those who violate L.A.'s Municipal Code. Information on street vending citations is available here, too.
The first of its kind in the Nation, CEV within the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney is a trauma-informed unit that supports children from the time a violent crime is committed and is dedicated to reducing the impacts violence causes on children directly or indirectly.
Learn all about the City's claims process.
Comprised of attorneys and legal professionals with years of experience in civil and criminal law, the CLC takes preventative and proactive measures to address a variety of issues that affect neighborhood quality of life and and establishes partnerships to resolve problems that enforcement alone cannot adequately address. You can contact the CLC with your concerns on this page.
Under the umbrella of the Outreach and Restorative Justice Division, this is the wide array of restorative justice programs offered by the City Attorney's Office. These revolutionary programs seek to address root causes of criminal behavior while achieving incarceration reduction through prevention, intervention and diversion.
The Dispute Resolution Program (DRP) offers free Community Mediation and Public Safety Mediation, services which are voluntary, confidential and completely free of charge. Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between parties to resolve their disputes. Request mediation on this page and find out how to become a volunteer mediator.
Domestic Violence resources, support, and an overview of how misdemeanor domestic violence cases move through the criminal justice system. Computer use can be monitored. If you are afraid you're being monitored online, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or TTY 1−800−787−3224. In an emergency, call or text 911.
Review legal documents, including settlement agreements that bind the City, as we aim to promote greater accountability and provide a better understanding of how the City Attorney’s Office serves its residents.
The Neighborhood Justice Program ("NJP") aims to address root causes of criminal behavior, reduce recidivism, enhance community relations and promote public safety. NJP is a diversion program in which first-time offenders and other eligible individuals are given an opportunity to repair the harm they caused through a community-based process, instead of in a courtroom. It also invites community members to play active roles as volunteer panelists.
The City of Los Angeles COVID-19 eviction protections for non-payment of rent have expired and this page includes information about what to do if you're at-risk of eviction.
The City Attorney's Tobacco Enforcement Operations ("TEO") unit develops citywide tobacco-control policies and enforces tobacco-related laws. In addition to issuing Tobacco Permits to more than 4,000 tobacco retailers, this unit advances numerous initiatives to decrease youth access to tobacco products. Learn about the ban on retail sales of flavored tobacco here, too.
Individuals seeking a U visa, as well as attorneys and pro per petitioners, can learn about the U visa application process.
VAP was created to protect the rights of victims while providing services that meet the unique needs of those impacted by crime. Funded by several grants, VAP assists victims and family members recover from trauma suffered due to crime, while increasing the victim/witness' active participation in the adjudication of an offense.