ABOUT CRLAF

Our Mission

Our mission is to achieve social justice and equity in partnership with farm workers and all low-wage workers and their families in rural communities through community, legislative and legal advocacy.  

 

Our vision is for all farm workers and their families to be treated with dignity and respect.

Who We Are

CRLAF is a statewide non-profit civil legal aid organization providing free legal services and policy advocacy for California’s rural poor.

 

We focus on some of the most marginalized communities: the unrepresented, the unorganized and the undocumented.  

 

We engage in community education and outreach, impact litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, and public policy leadership at the state and local level.

 

We seek to bring about social justice to rural poor communities by working to address the most pressing needs of our community: Labor, Housing, Education Equity, Health Care Access, Worker Safety, Citizenship, Immigration, and Environmental Justice

From the Executive Director

In 1981 a group of justice visionaries came together to form California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation. This small and pow­erful organization was created in response to the rigid restrictions placed on federally funded legal services programs — re­strictions that limited ac­cess to justice for hardworking fam­ilies.

Because of YOUR support — CRLAF is on the front lines and in the State Capitol fighting for justice and employing the most effective mechanisms to achieve social change for the rural poor.

As we move forward, our objective is to reach as many people as possible throughout the Central Valley and rural California to ensure mixed status families know their rights and responsibilities under the law. We will continue to:

  • engage in legislative policy advocacy and reform;

  • inform the community, schools, and other community-based organizations through “Know Your Rights” presentations and information kits;

  • provide legal clinics to screen for immigration relief and assist with naturalization applications; and

  • represent individuals and families on civil rights matters.

 

Although it may be difficult to imagine the obstacles we’ll face under the new administration, the reality is that we’ve always been here to support our communities — and with your partnership we will continue to be a source of information, hope and empowerment.

YOU can help — together we can help California’s rural poor improve their economic, so­cial, and political conditions and become more civically engaged in their communities.

Renew your commitment and donate $50, $100, $250 or more to CRLAF today. Send a clear and resounding message that we stand for human rights, immigrant rights, and dignity for all.

Our commitment to provide quality legal services to farm workers, their children, and low-wage workers throughout rural California is steadfast. We are honored to be your partner in the fight for dignity and justice for all.

 

In solidarity,

Amagda Pérez

CONTACT US

info@crlaf.org

 

Sacramento 916-446-7904

Fresno         559-486-6278

2210 K Street, Suite 201

Sacramento, CA 95816

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