Smith Advances Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

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Smith Advances Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

Posted on March 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Smith (D-Santa Clarita) and joint-author Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) moved forward AB 629 to help human trafficking victims rebuild their lives. The bill is cosponsored by the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Bet Tzedek Legal Services. Assembly Bill 629 would make human trafficking victims eligible to receive compensation Continue Reading »

When going green brings an unexpected financial burden

Posted on March 6, 2019

In the words of Bet Tzedek Attorney Jenna Miara, “There is a much better way to get green energy improvements in LA County. It cannot be on the backs of low-income consumers who get saddled with these loans that are tied to their homes.” KCRW reporter Anna Scott writes about Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), Continue Reading »

Protecting Immigrant Older Adults and Their Families

Posted on December 6, 2018

Bet Tzedek is part of a coalition of advocates working to respond to a new proposed “Public Charge” rule from the the Homeland Security Department. The rule, if finalized, would threaten low-income older adult immigrants’ ability to enter the U.S. or their path to citizenship if they seek, or are likely to receive, help from Continue Reading »

Justice for Car Wash Workers

Posted on December 3, 2018

  L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on Tuesday that his office, in collaboration with Bet Tzedek and other local organizations, successfully secured over $1M in restitution for approximately 60 car wash employees who were victims of alleged wage theft. According to Feuer, this is believed to be “the most significant amount ever paid in Continue Reading »

A message from our President & CEO: Finding hope and strength

Posted on October 29, 2018

Friends, Do people ever ask you what it means that Bet Tzedek is a Jewish organization?  I get asked from time to time. I got asked all the time when I first started here. I used to respond that Bet Tzedek was as Jewish as the questioner: not very Jewish at all if you weren’t Continue Reading »

News from our Transgender Medical Legal Partnership

Posted on October 29, 2018

Tayo Michiko delivers mail for the United States Postal Service. It’s hard to deliver mail all day in the heat while wearing a chest binder. Tayo has also felt physically uncomfortable participating in activities he loves such as hiking, dancing, and performing in martial arts, where he is asked to train with women. USPS career Continue Reading »

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