Legal Aid of Sonoma County has provided services to Sonoma County’s indigent population for over 50 years. Founded in 1958 and incorporated in 1983 as a private non profit, Legal Aid provides free crisis legal services to low-income families and children.
Legal Aid operates four primary programs through its Crisis Legal Advocacy Center: SAFE (services for domestic violence victims), C.A.P.P. (services for child abuse and neglect victims), HOME (habitability and eviction services), and a Legal Services Referral Program (LSRP). Legal Aid assists with a range of crisis needs, including family violence issues (domestic violence and civil harassment restraining orders), child abuse and neglect issues (protective guardianships for children) and low-income housing issues (eviction and habitability complaints). All Legal Aid services are offered in English and Spanish.