Bay Area Legal Aid files lawsuit to compel San Francisco Police Department to comply with the law and protect survivors of domestic violence

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UPDATED May 16, 2019: Since our filing, we have seen significant coverage of this critical issue for survivors’ legal rights in Bay Area media. Stories filed to date include: “SFPD’s Non-Compliance Means Life or Death for Domestic Violence Survivors,” Ida Mojadad in SF Weekly, May 16, 2019 “Domestic violence survivors sue SFPD over alleged foot-dragging …

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Lawsuit Results in a Fair Chance for Job Seekers

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Five people stand smiling in front of brick wall
West Contra Costa Unified School District settles hiring case, gives a fair chance to job applicants with prior convictions   May 8, 2019 (Richmond, California) – Bay Area Legal Aid and the Impact Fund have together reached a landmark settlement with West Contra Costa Unified School District, on behalf of clients The Safe Return Project …

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BayLegal demands that San Francisco Police Department comply with state law protecting domestic violence survivors

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On Tuesday, April 16th, BayLegal attorney Fawn Jade Korr and co-counsel Jeanne Finberg sent a letter to the San Francisco Police Department and San Francisco City Attorney’s office demanding that the SFPD produce a plan to come into compliance with CA Family Code § 6228. This statute requires law enforcement agencies to produce copies of …

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CA court agrees to fair treatment of low-income drivers

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Landmark Lawsuit Settled, Paves Way for Fair Treatment of Low-Income California Drivers Solano County adopts model policies that lessen the burden of traffic fines and fees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A settlement was reached today in the first lawsuit in California to challenge the suspension of driver’s licenses as a means of collecting unpaid traffic fines. The …

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Spotlight on Stability

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Homelessness Prevention One evening in the fall of 2013, the Nativi family found themselves locked out of their home and all their belongings thrown into the yard. They had been renting a converted garage unit for several years when the property became the subject of a foreclosure sale. The Nativi’s had known nothing of the foreclosure sale in advance and had ten …

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Low-Income Drivers Sue California DMV for Illegally Suspending Licenses

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UPDATE: Low-Income California Drivers Win Right to Have Their Day in Court October 25, 2016 – A coalition of legal aid and civil rights organizations sued the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) this morning for illegally suspending the driver’s licenses of low-income Californians. The suit was brought on behalf of drivers who have had their driver’s …

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