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

 

June 10, 2019

Texas Capital Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

April 15, 2019

MidSouth Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

April 5, 2019

Sexual assault is more common than you think - by Justice Eva Guzman - Houston Chronicle

April 4, 2019

Legal Aid Provides a Lifeline for Victims - by Betty Balli Torres - Austin American-Statesman  

Dec. 18, 2018

Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Have Legal Aid Resources Available During the Holidays

Dec. 2018

Access to Justice For All Texas: 2018 Year-End Report 

Nov. 15, 2018

Perla Cavazos Appointed to TAJF Board of Directors

Nov. 7, 2018

Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week is Nov. 11-17

Oct. 18, 2018

Texas Rep. Oscar Longoria Honored with Legislative Hero Award

Sept. 10, 2018

Texas Brand Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

Sept. 5, 2018

Austin Capital Bank Joins Prime Partner Program

July 9, 2018

TAJF Proud to Join Equal Justice Works to Fund Disaster Legal Corps

June 29, 2018

Foundation Establishes Randy Chapman Fellowship to Impact Legal Aid in Texas 

June 19, 2018

Foundation Creates Families in Crisis on the Border Legal Aid Fund 

March 27, 2018

Foundation Creates David Hall Fellowship to Increase Legal Aid in Southwest Texas 

Jan. 24, 2018

TAJF Executive Director Named "Distinguished Lawyer"

 

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