Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA)

The Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) network serves every Texas county, providing survivors of sexual assault with a wide range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation in civil legal matters stemming from the sexual assault.

Survivors’ legal problems can include: privacy violations, physical safety threats, school accommodations, employment sanctions, financial problems, housing problems, and immigration consequences.

The initiative was made possible through $10 million in funding from the 84th Session of the Texas Legislature for the 2015-2017 biennium. These funds come from a tax on sexually oriented businesses intended to generate revenue that will, in part, underwrite programs to aid victims of sexual assault. The funds are distributed by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation to grantees across the state.

News release: Texas Legal Hotline Now Available for Sexual Assault Survivors

 

 

Recent News

 

Aug. 10, 2020

American Bar Association appoints TAJF Executive Director to New Positions

June 25, 2020

Nearly 50 Prime Partner Banks Remain Committed to Funding Civil Legal Aid

June 9, 2020

No Justice, No Peace - By Betty Balli Torres

May 21, 2020

Jamail Endowment Supporting Legal Services for Texas Veterans Reaches $1M  

May 2020

Join us for Justice Jam - May 20  A musical fundraiser for the Emergency Legal Aid Fund

April 16, 2020

Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault Essential and Readily Available During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 9, 2020

TAJF Establishes Emergency Legal Aid Fund to Help with COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar. 24, 2020

Statement on COVID-19 and the Impact on Legal Aid

Feb. 10, 2020

Keystone Bank Joins Prime Partner Bank Program

Dec. 23, 2019

TAJF Awards Grants in Honor of John Grisham, 35th Anniversary

Nov. 6, 2019

Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week is Nov. 10-16

Oct. 28, 2019

Best-selling author John Grisham highlights TAJF's 35th Anniversary: Richard Tate Honored with Kleinman Award

Oct. 8, 2019

TAJF Adds Three New Members to Board of Directors

Sept. 12, 2019

David Insley Awarded Randall Chapman Fellowship

Aug. 12, 2019

John Grisham Will Be Special Guest at TAJF 35th Anniversary Dinner

June 10, 2019

Texas Capital Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

 

 

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