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Helpful Links

Below are links to helpful legal resources.

Adult Protective Services
(805) 654-3200 (Hotline)
Investigate abuse (physical, sexual, financial, emotional, neglect)

Advocates for Civil Justice
(805) 653-7937
No direct intake or staff; program funds costs for private attorneys who take pro bono cases.

Affirmative Dispute Resolution Services
(805) 491-5834
Mediation and arbitration services in the areas of: Contracts, Real estate, Landlord/Tenant, Labor (wrongful termination, wage and hour, employer/employee relations)

Automotive Bureau
1-800-952-5210

Better Business Bureau
(805) 963-8657

California State Contractor’s Licensing Board
1-800-321-CSLB

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
1-800-884-1684/(805)654-4513

California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc (CRLA)
338 South A StreetOxnard, CA 93030
(805) 483-8083 OR (805) 486-1068
(www.crla.org)
MWF 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00 TTH 1:00-5:00
Services free for qualifying individuals
(i.e. Family of 4, $2,296 per month income – Free)
Labor: Min wage & OT claims, unpaid wages, working cond., retaliation, & sexual harassment.
Health: Pesticide poisoning & access to med services.
Education: Suspensions, expulsions, disciplinary matters & special education placement problems.
Housing: Fair housing complaints, evictions, lockouts utility shut-offs by LLs, & poor housing conditions; mostly subsidized housing and Section 8.
Civil Rights: Designed to safeguard basic civil protections of life and liberty (special vulnerabilities related to national origin and racial background of poor people and farm workers).
Government Benefits: Public benefits CalWORKs (formerly AFDC), Social Security, and Unemployment.

Catholic Charities
303 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura
(805) 643-4694
Free legal assistance. Fri. mornings 9:00am – 1:30pm.

Camarillo Counseling Services
(800) 900-8582
Legal, Financial, and Emotional – Confidential sessions with certified experts

Child Protective Services
(805) 654-3200 (Hotline)

Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence
(805) 983-6014/(805) 656-1111

Conejo Valley Free Clinic
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 102
Thousand Oaks, CA 91350
(805) 497-3575
(Tuesdays 7-9:00 p.m. Walk ins only)
Assistance with advice & documents preparation.
No representation.
1st Tues: General, Family & Criminal Law
2nd Tues: Family, Wills, Trust & Estates
3rd Tues: Bankruptcy and LL/Tenant issues
4th Tues: Family Law and Immigration

Consumer Credit Counseling
1-800-540-2227
Credit issues, bill consolidation, advice, assistance with creditors, mortgage delinquency intervention & foreclosure prevention. Certified HUD Counselors and service to Spanish speaking clients.

Creative Dispute Resolution
(805) 963-8789

Department of Consumer Affairs
www.dca.ca.gov
1-800-952-5210

Dept. of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
1-800-884-1684 (City code enforcement 805-385-7940)

Dept. of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE)
(805) 568-1222 Labor Commissioner’s office

DA’s Office-Rm. 311 Hall of Justice
(For help w/ domestic violence restraining orders)
(805)654-2500

El Concilio Family/Immigration Services
301 South ‘C’ Street, Oxnard
(805) 486-9777, ext. 235
Evening legal clinic by appointment only. Dates vary

Federal Trade Commission
www.ftc.gov
1-877-FTC-HELP
Consumer Response Center, FTC, Washington D.C. 20580

Gay & Lesbian Research Center
(805) 963-3636

Grey Law
290 Maple Court, Suite 128, Ventura
(805) 658-2266
8:30-2pm Mon-Th. Free services to seniors, age 60 & over, residing in Ventura Co. Gov’t benes (Soc Secur, / MediCal, SSI), Long-Term Care issues, consumer finance matters, Pwr of Atty & End of Life concerns.

Highcap (Area Agency on Aging)
(805) 477-7300/1-800-510-2020
Insurance problems and Medicare to seniors.

Interface Crisis Desk
(805)-485-6114 / 1-800-339-9597 (888) 723-3111
Agencies to help various probs; (incl emancipation, family violence, mental health, intervention, youth services, and 30 day shelter)
Youth Crisis (10-17) (805)-469-5882
Mediation, anger management, home to stay.

Jewish Family Service
1915 E. Main Street, Ventura
(805) 641-6565
Free non-denominational/non sectarian legal clinic. Monday evenings by appointment only in the following areas:
Disso, child custody, support, spousal abuse, restraining orders, consumer law.

Legal Clinic for Medical Consumers
1000 Paseo Camarillo, Ste. 132, Camarillo
(805) 987-3602

Legal Rights Defenders
800-843-5292

National Fraud Information Center
1-800-876-7060

Ombudsman Services
(805) 656-1986
Long Term Care; monitor nursing homes and assisting living facilities. Free placement counseling; Confidential.

Rent-a-Judges (Ventura Court Administration)
654-2965

San Fernando Valley Legal Aid
(818) 896-5211

Santa Clara Valley Legal Aid
642 Lemon Way, Fillmore
(805) 524-2982
Walk-in clinic for residents of Piru, Fillmore & Santa Paula on Thurs 6:00 – 7:30pm. Consumer law, wage & hour claims, Landlord/tenant disputes, domestic violence victims, and preliminary EEOC (no litigation, no family law, no criminal defense).

Senior (Legal) Concerns
(805)-497-0189
End of life, Healthcare, Directives, POFA, Conservatorships. *Attorneys meet & counsel.

Senior Outreach Services
(805) 652-7820 (Vta) & 777-3500(TO)

Simi Clinic
2060 Tapo Street, Simi Valley
(805) 522-3733
Family Law, landlord/tenant. Tue, Wed, Thur. by Appt. only. Appt. time 5-8pm. Call any weeknights between 5-8pm to set up appts.
Divorce; child custody, eviction; consumer problems

Surepath Financial
1-877-615-7873
email: info@surepath.org
80 N. Wood Rd., Suite 200
Camarillo, CA 93010
No Legal Help, but will help with: credit counselling; home loan modification; bankruptcy certificates; reverse mortgage; credit report review

Tri-County Supervised Visitation
3160 Telegraph Rd., Ste. 104, Ventura
(805) 650-0114
One-on-one supervision, monitored exchanges, telephone monitoring, community-based supervised visitation, bilingual services available.

Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement
1200 Paseo Camarillo, #165, Camarillo
(805) 384-1313

Community Actions of Ventura County
621 Richmond Ave., Oxnard
(805) 436-4000 Ventura office (805) 648-6088
Assist Home Energy

Ventura County District Attorney Small Claims Court Advisory
(805) 654-5054
Assist with LL/ten disputes & consumer/merchant disputes, other matters in small claims. Mon through Thurs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Ventura County Homeless Services Project
(805) 987-6712

Ventura County Housing Authority
(805) 480-9991

Ventura Court’s Self-Help Legal Access Center
800 South Victoria Avenue, Room 400, Ventura
(805) 654-3962
Free; no eligibility limits. General info about the courts & representing yourself in court. Books, videos, packets and brochures explaining court procedure as well as substantive areas of law commonly encountered by people representing themselves (“pro per litigants”). Mobile Unit that visits a number of communities in Ventura County, such as Ojai, Santa Paula and Thousand Oaks. Mondays 1:30-4:30pm the SHLA Center at the Simi Valley Courthouse is available.

Ventura Court’s La Colonia Self-Help Legal Access Center
1500 Colonia Rd. #20, Oxnard (805) 483-4842
Ventura Court’s La Colonia Self-Help Legal Access Center Free; no eligibility limits. General info about the courts and representing yourself in court, just as in the Ventura SHLA Center. Family law facilitator available on Weds. Signs and staff all bilingual -English and Spanish. Mobile Unit that visits a number of communities in Ventura County, such as Ojai, Santa Paula and Thousand Oaks.

Ventura Court’s Family Law Self-Help Center
800 S. Victoria Avenue, (3rd Floor), Ventura
(805) 662-6661
Free; no eligibility limits. 1st come, 1st served-to 1st 35 people each day only. Monday Document review only, Tues, Wed & Fri 8:00a-12p, 1:30-4:00p. Family law pro per clinic classes offered Thurs 9:00am-4:00pm. of the Ventura Hall of Justice.
Thursdays 8:30am-12pm & 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.the Family Law SHC is open in the Simi Court on the 2nd floor.

Ventura Court’s Family Resource Center, Juvenile Court
4353 Vineyard Avenue, Room 206, Oxnard
(805) 981-5974
Two-hour workshops offered Mondays at 2:00 pm on Domestic Violence Restraining Order Assistance (English & Spanish). Wednesdays at 2:00 pm on beginning a divorce or legal separation (Spanish only). Fridays at 2:00 pm on Guardianship Orientation (English & Spanish). Staffed by bilingual self-help assistants. Attorneys will not be on site except for workshops. Open 9:00 am Monday – Friday for self-help services, closing at 1:00 pm on day of workshops and at 4:00 pm on all other days.

Ventura Court’s Mobil Self-Help Legal Access Center
Schedules are subject to change. Call to check location each week: (805) 654-3962 or (805) 483-4842
Ojai
Every other Tuesday at Park and Ride, Fox Street and Ojai Avenue, 9:30 a.m. – noon.
Santa Paula
Family law only – Every Monday at Santa Clara Valley Job & Career center, 725 E. Main St., 1:30 – 4:30
Thousand Oaks
Every other Tuesday at Thousand Oaks Library, 1401 E. Janss Road, 1 – 3:30 p. m.,

U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
1-800-669-9777 general information

United Way of Ventura County
(805) 485-6288
Many agencies to help with various problems.

Free or Low Cost Bankruptcy Help
Bet Tzedek – San Fernando Valley (818) 769-0136

Conejo Free Clinic Legal Services
(805) 497-3575

Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara
@ the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office
1415 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 930101
(Weekly on Friday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm)

San Fernando Valley Self-Help Desk
at the Bankruptcy Court clerk’s Office
21041 Burbank Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(Mondays & Thursdays: 9:00am -12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm)

San Fernando LRIS
(818) 227-0490
Free consultation w/attorney – up to 30 minutes)

Santa Barbara LRIS
(Free consultation w/attorney – up to 30 minutes) (805) 569-9400

Public Council
Los Angeles (213) 385-2977 ext.704

Jewish Family Services
(805) 641-6565 (M-Th 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Call for an appointment.
Lawyer available on rotating Mondays
Free Service, all disciplines of law except bankruptcy (Advice only – attorneys will not represent clients)

Catholic Charities
303 North Ventura Avenue
(805) 643-4694 / 9:00 – Noon Free Services
(Call for an appointment) Lawyer available Fridays,

Ventura County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Services
4475 Market Street, Suite B Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-7599 (Call first for intake interview) $35 for first half hour – then referral

Ventura County Legal Aid, Inc.
4475 Market Street, Suite B Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 650-7592
Legal clinic on the first and third Tuesday at the Ventura County Law Library

Civil Self Help Center (free)
800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura (HOJ) Room 400 (805) 654-3062 (M-F 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-4:00) (evictions,guardianship,name change,civ.harrass.)

Family Self Help Center (free)
800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura (HOJ) Room 30
T, W, Fr: 8:30-12:00 & 1:30-4:00, M: Closed, Th: Unavail (Only 40 people per day)

Simi Free Clinic
2060 Tapo Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 522-3733 (M-Th 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Call for an appointment ($25.00 donation)
Divorce; child custody, eviction; consumer problems

Coalition for Family Harmony – Legal Services
1030 North Ventura Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036
(805) 983-6014 (M-F 8:00 – 5:00)
(http://www.thecoalition.org)
(Family Law, Immigration Law, Legal Clinics)

Conejo Valley Free Clinic
80 E. Hillcrest Drive, Suite 102
Thousand Oaks, CA 91350
(805) 497-3575 (Tuesdays 7-9:00pm. Walk ins only) Assistance with advice & documents preparation. No representation.
1st Tues: General, Family & Criminal Law
2nd Tues: Family, Wills, Trust & Estates
3rd Tues: Bankruptcy and LL/Tenant issues
4th Tues: Family Law and Immigration

Housing Rights Center
520 Virgil Ave Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90020
800-477-5977
Investigates housing discrimination; free landlord/tenant counseling

Ventura County District Attorney
800 S. Victoria Avenue (HOJ) Room 314, Ventura (805) 654-5054 (Small Claims Advisor)
(805) 654-2500 (Main Office) da.countyofventura.org
Hours: 8:15-11:45 and 1:00-4:45

Ventura Center for Dispute Settlement
(805) 382-1313 (site: vcds.bz)
Mediation services; call for more information Sliding Scale

Pacific Legal Foundation
930 G Street Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 419-7111 (pacificlegal.org) (Problems regarding property in California)

Santa Clara Valley Legal Aid
Consumer, Family Law, Landlord/Tenant issues
642 Lemon Way Fillmore, CA 93015
(805) 524-2982 – Most Thursdays at 6; Call to confirm prior to clinic

United Way of Ventura County
211 or www.vcunitedway.org Referral source for legal assistance

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