Bayview Hunters Point Community Legal

Contact Virginia Taylor
Address 4622 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone (415) 735-4124
Fax (415) 534-3469
Hours M-F 9am-5pm
Email info@bhpcommunitylegal.org
Website www.bhpcommunitylegal.org
Target Anyone who lives in 94124, 94134, and 94107
Additional Languages Spanish, Cantonese

We ensure that everyone can obtain legal representation for all their legal problems, regardless of the issue or their ability to pay.  We directly represent residents in over 35 areas of law and also work with dozens of partners to ensure universal access for everyone in the community.  If you are facing an eviction, a custody dispute, a consumer dispute, or any other issue – and live in our service area – we invite you to stop by and make an appointment.

 


La Casa de las Madres

Contact  Connie Swain (Senior Domestic Violence Liaison)
Address 1815 Egbert Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
Phone (415) 715-3129 or (877) 503-1850 (toll-free/24 hours)
Fax (415) 330-3396
Hours M-F: 8:30am-5pm (Hotline 24 hrs/day)
Email cswain@sfha.org
Website www.lacasa.org
Target Domestic violence survivors of all ages and backgrounds; Safe Housing Project specifically targets residents of and applicants to San Francisco Housing Authority, Section 8, and project-based vouchers.
Additional Languages  Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, Samoan

The Safe Housing Project provides comprehensive domestic violence intervention and advocacy services to assist victims of domestic violence and residents/housing choice voucher recipients of the San Francisco Housing Authority.  These include survivor-based support services like emergency transfer advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and case management as well as site-based supports like domestic violence training for staff, outreach and education for residents, and consultations.  La Casa also offers drop in services, legal assistance with restraining orders, criminal justice advocacy, 24-hour multilingual crisis hotlines, short-term confidential shelter, and teen services.  * Also located at 1663 Mission Street, Suite 225, San Francisco, CA 94103.


Office of Citizens Complaints (OCC)

Contact Donna Salazar
Address 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone (415) 241-7711
Fax (415) 241-7733
Hours M-F: 8am-5pm
Email  donna.salazar@sfgov.org
Website www.sfgov.org/occ
Target Citizens of San Francisco
Additional Languages Spanish,  Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog

OCC is the City and County of San Francisco Department that investigates civilian complaints against San Francisco police officers and makes policy recommendations to improve relations between the community and the police. The OCC is staffed by diverse group of civilians who have never been SF police officers and it is a separate office from the Police Department. Complaints can be made by in person, by mail, phone or fax. We can arrange a staff presentation to your school or community group so that you can learn about and utilize the OCC process. If you speak a language other than those languages spoken by OCC staff, they will provide an interpreter FREE of charge.


Reentry Council of The City & County of San Francisco

Contact Karen Shain
Address 880 Bryant Street,Room 200, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone (415) 553-1047
Fax (415) 553-1171
Hours M-F: 8:30am-5pm
Email reentry.council@sfgov.org
Website www.sfgov.org/reentry
Target Adults returning to San Francisco from San Francisco County Jail, San Francisco juvenile justice out-of-home placements, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities, and the United States Federal Bureau of Prison facilities
Additional Languages

The Reentry Council coordinates local efforts to support adults returning to San Francisco from jail or prison. The Council provides the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, the public, and any other appropriate agency with accurate and comprehensive information about programs that serve this population, barriers faced by this population, best practices to meet the needs of this population, and funding sources for programs and practices that address the needs of this population. The Council coordinates information sharing, planning, and engagement among all interested private and public stakeholders to the extent permissible under federal and state law.


San Francisco Public Defender’s Office

Clean Slate

Contact Office of the Public Defender
Address 555 7th Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone (415) 553-1671
Fax (415) 553-9810
Hours M-F: 8am-5pm
Email Email contact form available on www.sfpublicdefender.org
Website www.sfpublicdefender.org/services/clean-slate/
Target Individuals who have a criminal history record.
Additional Languages Spanish, Mandarian, Cantonese, Samoan

The Clean Slate Program helps individuals clear criminal records so that they may overcome lifetime barriers to obtaining employment, housing, or other basic needs commonplace for people who have a record of arrests and/or convictions.

Clean Slate conducts regular community outreach, holds weekly walk-in clinics at five community-based sites in neighborhoods that would most benefit from such services.

Juvenile Office

Contact Patricia Lee (Managing Attorney, Juvenile Unit)
Address 375 Woodside Avenue, Rm. 118, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone (415) 753-7610
Fax (415) 566-3030
Hours M-F: 9am-5pm
Email patricia.lee@sfgov.org
Website www.sfpublicdefender.org
Target Legal and educational representation of juveniles in the delinquency system
Additional Languages Spanish, Tagalog

Provide legal representation for all youth charged with committing a delinquent crime in San Francisco also provides educational support for youth in the juvenile justice system.


San Francisco Youth Commission

Contact Monica Guzman
Address 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 345, San Francisco, CA 92102
Phone (415) 554-6446
Fax (415) 554-6140
Hours M-F: 9am-6pm
Email youthcom@sfgov.org
Website www.sfgov.org/yc
Target 12-23 year old San Franciscans
Additional Languages Spanish, Mandarin

Making policy and legislative recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors in order to improve the lives of young people in San Francisco. 17 Youth Commissioners are appointed each year not only work with those in government, but also to help integrate their peers and community youth into the policy work of the Commission.  The Commission (and adult staff) is available to provide trainings on the structure of government; the budget and the legislative process; and public speaking. Contact the Youth Commission for a training, tour, or issue you are interested in working on.