WLALA Jail Project is starting on March 15, 2012!!!!
Are you looking for an opportunity to give back to the community, and to help less fortunate women? WLALA Jail Project volunteers provide assistance in civil matters to inmates at the county women's jail facility. A large percentage of these women are young mothers who need help with child-related matters. We do not personally represent inmates, but instead offer short-term counseling in selective areas of civil law, to help the inmates maintain control of their lives during their incarceration.
The women’s facility is located at the Lynwood Jail, 11705 South Alameda Street, Lynwood, CA 90262. WLALA Jail Project volunteers generally offer their services one Wednesday evening a month, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. No prior experience in any particular area of the law is required*. Volunteers are given a .pdf handbook with information about the most-requested legal topics.
*IMPORTANT - The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department requires all pro bono attorneys to submit an Application for Access to Custody Facilities directly to them and to attend a four hour jail orientation before they volunteer at the Lynwood facility. If you are interested, please complete the application and mail it to Sgt. Christina Baker at 450 Bauchet St. Rm #E888, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Attn: Sgt. Christina Baker. Once Sgt. Christina Baker processes the application, she will email the applicant a time to attend the jail orientation. Do not send your Applications to WLALA, they will not be opened and will be returned.
For further information, contact WLALA Jail Project Chair Jill Piano at (310) 429-0090.