The members of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) provides legal advocacy and works to create policies that will positively affect those who are in prison or have recently been released from it.
Life is hard enough as it is for Oakland’s homeless encampment residents. Adding to the long list of adversities, however, is petty theft and other low-level crime. And that’s just the beginning of it.
Protesters marched from Glenn Dyer jail to the Alameda County Administration Building to advocate for an audit of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
“I always was ashamed, and I always thought of myself as a prostitute,” said Elizabeth Quiroz. “But now that I know this, I’m educating myself. That’s not what happened. I was a victim. Now I’m a survivor.”
Bay Area women make a strong case for ride-sharing app changes, informed by harrowing personal experience.
Last year in June, East Bay-resident Dieudonné Brou graduated from UCLA in African American studies. During his commencement speech, he revealed himself as formerly incarcerated. Even though higher education offers a chance to break the cycle of recidivism, barriers like financial difficulties and social stigma are high for formerly incarcerated people.
Notary fraud is a common set-up in which notaries unlawfully give legal advice to immigrants, and in many cases, pretend to be immigration attorneys. The scam often involves the notary reviewing a victim’s case, choosing which legal documents are appropriate for their case, helping complete these documents, and submitting them to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Office—all acts only lawyers have the authority to do. Immigration experts and advocates say that notary fraud is one of the biggest issues...