Government Resources

US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. The OCR serve student populations facing discriminations and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for ensuring that contractors conducting business with the Federal Government do not discriminate and take affirmative action.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job application or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH) protects Californians from employment, housing, public accommodation discrimination, and hate violence.

Community Resources

National DV Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) – 24-hour hotline:

LA County DV Hotline
1-800-978-3600 – 24-hour hotline

Peace Over Violence
(626) 793-3385 • (310) 392-8381 • (213) 626-3393 – 24-hour hotline

Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children
(310) 264-6644 – 24-hour hotline

RAINN • (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) – 24-hour hotline

National Center for Victims of Crime

LGBTQ Community Resources

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Victim Assistance Program

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Victim Assistance Program has a team of specially trained and experienced advocates who work with victims, witnesses, and their families throughout and beyond the criminal justice process. It is our mission to compassionately and effectively protect the rights of victims while providing services that meet the unique needs of those impacted by crime. Through crisis intervention, advocacy, information and referral, the goal is to help alleviate the psychological and emotional trauma incurred from victimization. Our aim is to also facilitate the victims', survivors', and witnesses' recovery and ability to actively participate in the criminal justice system.