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Incarcerated Women and the Mission of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

The Los Angeles Regional Reentry Partnership (LARRP) is a countywide network of public, community and faith-based agencies and advocates working together to provide support and advance positive change for formerly incarcerated and convicted Angelenos. The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, through its Women’s Gender-Responsive Jail Project, is proud to partner with LARRP in its
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LA County Aims New Focus on Women Inmates. Harriett Buhai Center’s Report Influential in their Decisions

On February 12, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors adopted several recommendations proposed by the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law in its recent report, Lynwood to Lancaster: Opportunities and Challenges for the Los Angeles County Women’s Jail Relocation. It voted to completely stop the move to Mira Loma Detention Center in Lancaster
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Announcing our Newest Volunteer Program: You’ll FLIP for it!

The Center’s new Family Law Intensive Program (“FLIP”) gives attorneys and law school graduates the chance to learn the basics of California family law over a short period of time under the guidance of an experienced Center staff attorney. This immersive program helps lawyers find their footing in family law – guiding them through completing
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Volunteer Award Recipients for 2018

Christine Twining, CFLS: Hall of Fame Award The Hall of Fame Award honors a volunteer whose efforts exhibit, by action and deed over an extended period of time, exceptional service and dedication to the Center, its clients and its causes, and who has left a permanent mark in its history. Richard Gould-Saltman, CFLS: Frances Wender Kandel Volunteer
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Helping Women Who Have Been Abused and Incarcerated

In another path-breaking effort, for 15 years the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law has offered its experience and help to women, mostly mothers and victims of domestic violence, who are incarcerated and to those who have been released. Its involvement makes the Center the only legal services program in LA to reach this very
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