Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law

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The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law is a public interest law firm serving as a cornerstone of family law and domestic violence assistance for low-income persons in California. The Center’s Family Reunification and Reentry Program helps to facilitate healthy family reunification and reduce recidivism upon reentry, the Center offers direct legal services and education workshops on domestic violence, child custody, child welfare, paternity and child support to formerly incarcerated mothers. Their Women’s Gender-Responsive Jail Project continues to work with Los Angeles County and Sheriff Department personnel and members of the Gender Responsive Advisory Committee (GRAC). The Project’s second report, Jail Visitation Innovation aims to bring attention to the ways in which family visitation with incarcerated mothers promotes public safety and child welfare and to advocate for improving visitation policies and programs at the Los Angeles County women’s jail (CRDF). Additionally, their Community Legal Education Program teaches men and women with legal education at various Probation offices.

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