Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Patients’ Rights Office: The Patients’ Rights Office represents patients at inpatient mental health facilities, responds to patient grievances, advocates for inmates with mental health concerns, and locates missing persons.
Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Transition Age Youth (TAY)/Juvenile Justice Services: TAY programs provide mental health and supportive services for youth (ages 16-25) with severe mental illness or substance abuse disorders.
Los Angeles County Office of the Public Defender: The Office of the Public Defender supports people who have been charged or convicted of a crime with mental health resources, treatment court options, and expungement services.
(833) 700-2812 or (213) 974-2811
TDD: (800) 801-5551
Español: (213) 974-2828
Disability Rights California Self Advocacy Resources: Disability Rights California provides information and resources for people living with mental health conditions to self advocate and family member advocates.
TTY call: 1-800-719-5798
LawHelpCA.org: LawHelp aids people of low and moderate incomes with free legal information and legal aid programs.
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: LAFLA provides free legal help and referrals to people with income less than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. LAFLA’s self-help centers are available to people of any income level.
English/Español: (800) 399-4529
Other languages available on website
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: NLSLA provides free legal assistance and referrals to underserved populations in Los Angeles (no income guidelines).
Mental Health Advocacy Services: MHAS provides free legal services for low-income individuals with mental health disabilities in Los Angeles.