Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center


This 2009 report found that more than 2.5 million residents throughout Los Angeles County face language barriers that may jeopardize their access to critical services. According to the report, a majority of L.A.
Drawing on analyses of data from the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters Office and the 2008 Southern California Voter Survey, the report documents Asian American voter registration, turnout, voter preferences, and need for and use of bilingual voter assistance during a historic Presidential E
APALC and Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) partnered together to publish this report on Asian American political participation in Orange County during the 2006 General Election.
Asian and Pacific Islander communities are among the fastest growing and most diverse in the United States. The ability to better understand and articulate their complex needs leads to new and improved programs, more effective advocacy, and better lives for Asians and Pacific Islanders.



Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.