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Legal Services

Countywide (Santa Rosa location)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Sonoma Co.: 765-5005. For those whose civil rights have been violated. Free. M-F 9am-5pm. Se habla españ

California Rural Assistance (CRLA): 528-9941. Legal assistance with civil cases for low income people throughout California. Helps farm workers and migrant communities. Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri 9am-5pm. Closed Wed. 1260 No. Dutton Av, Suite 160 (map). Se habla español.

Council On Aging: 525-0143 x 143. Free legal advice, counseling, negotiation, document preparation & limited representation at hearings for seniors 60+. Help with Social Security & SSI, Medicare & Medi-Cal, consumer problems, elder abuse, estate planning, housing & tenants rights, long term care, real estate & small claims. Mon-Thu 8:30am-5pm; Fri 8:30am-3:30pm. Closed daily 12-12:30. Also see Senior Services & Food: Meals sections. 30 Kawana Springs Rd. (map)

Disability Services & Legal Center: 528-2745. See Disability Services section.

Fair Housing Sonoma County (Petaluma People Services Center): 765-8488. Free, non-biased services for tenants, agents & landlords in Sonoma Co. Help with rental housing,  eviction, 3-day Notice to Vacate, rent increases, unpaid rent, repairs, reasonable accommodations, damages, deposits, privacy, discrimination or lease & rental agreement questions. M-F 8am-5pm. 1500A Petaluma Blvd So. (map). Se habla español.

Family Justice Center Sonoma County (YWCA): 565-8255. Serves victims of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, dating violence, stalking & sexual assault with case management/advocacy services. Deaf & hard of hearing services. On-site partners include: Verity, Council on Aging, Inter Tribal Council, Legal Aid, Catholic Charities, Sonoma County DA’s victim services division & Law Enforcement. Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm. 2755 Mendocino Ave, #100 (map). Se habla españ

Family Law Facilitator/Self-Help Center: 521-6545. 
Help with family law, child support, evictions & credit card complaints. Drop in or call.  First come, first served. Mon-Thu 8am-11:30am; Mon 1pm-3pm. Closed Fri. 3055 Cleveland Ave. (map). Se habla español.

Legal Aid of Sonoma Co.: 542-1290. Helps low income Sonoma County residents with eviction defense, landlord/tenant, domestic violence & elder law legal services. Drop in to be screened for an appt. Mon-Thu 9:15am-11:30am / Mon, Tue, Thu 1:15pm-4pm. Closed Fri. 144 South E St., Suite 100 (map). Se habla espanol.

Sonoma County Dept. of Child Support Svs: 866-901-3212. Works with parents & guardians on court-ordered financial & medical support. Helps establish paternity & locate non-custodial parents. M-F 8am-5pm. 3725 Westwind Blvd #200. Se habla español.

Sonoma County Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO): 565-1534. Provides independent, effective civilian oversight of the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, including serving as a safe place where members of the public can file a complaint against an employee of the Sheriff’s Office. IOLERO provides independent audits of the Sheriff’s investigations of complaints to ensure the investigation was conducted in a fair, complete and timely manner. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. 2300A County Center Drive, Ste. A211 (map)

Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation: 546-2924. Legal services for low income people. Education, info & referrals on legal issues affecting young people and families, especially domestic violence. Helps with supervised visitation. Low fee & sliding scale. M-F 10am-5pm. 1212 4 St. #I (map). Se habla españ

Victim Assistance Center (Sonoma Co. District Attorney): 565-8250. Crisis & emergency assistance, employer/creditor intervention, court support/escort, case status, victim impact statements, criminal justice orientation, property return, restitution & compensation claims for victims & families. M-F 8am-5pm. 600 Administration Dr #212-J (map). Se habla español.

YWCA Sonoma Co.: 24 Hr 546-1234. 
Provides assistance with temporary restraining orders, court accompaniment, court hearing preparation, 30-minute consultation with Legal Aid Family Law attorney. Mail forwarded to safe address.  Also see Emergency Shelters and Counseling & Mental Health sections.

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