November 4, 2019

The Austin Community Law Center was recently awarded a grant of $15,000 by the Texas Bar Foundation. This generous grant will allow us to continue and expand our Family Security Legal Clinic program. “We are grateful to the Texas Bar Foundation for helping us expand th...

November 1, 2019

ACLC is announcing our new program: Fair Chance Housing, supporting housing rights for people with a conviction history.

The Issues

Nearly one-third of the adult working age population in the U.S. has a criminal record. That is roughly the same number of that have four-y...

November 1, 2019

ACLC is announcing our new program: Serving Justice, supporting workers' rights in the restaurant industry.

The Issues

Roughly 10% of workers in the U.S. are employees in the restaurant industry. Many restaurant jobs have low pay, no benefits, and little job security.

It...

October 22, 2019

About ACLC's mission:


Everyday there are families in fear of losing their homes; children in fear of losing a parent to jail; and parents in fear of losing children to divorce. They deserve robust legal protection. ACLC makes quality legal representation available to f...

September 25, 2019

Austin leads in police shootings during mental health calls, study finds

Austin-American Statesman

By Heather Osbourne

Sep 24, 2019 

Austin has the highest per capita rate of police shootings during mental health calls among the 15 largest U.S. cities, a violation of inter...

September 24, 2019

Today the Human Rights Clinic of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and the Austin Community Law Center released a report, “Human Rights Framework Regarding Austin Police Department Mental Health Related Shootings,” finding that Austin is violating interna...

August 29, 2019

Lawyer says Austin police officers severely injured his client during a mental health call

by: Yoojin Cho

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Community Law Center announced it filed a lawsuit against the Austin Police Department. The nonprofit claims several APD officers severely inj...

August 1, 2019

10 civil rights groups call on Travis County to drop pending marijuana cases

August 1, 2019

Katie Hall

en civil rights groups are calling on Travis County to drop all pending marijuana possession cases in the wake of a decision from the district and county attorneys not t...

June 20, 2019

Woman suing 2 Austin police officers for alleged excessive force in 2017 arrest

On June 26, 2017, Officers Nathan Canche and Vanessa Jimenez arrested Breanna Williams for public intoxication.

Author: Britny Eubank, Molly Oak

AUSTIN, Texas — A woman is suing two Austin po...

January 4, 2019

ACLC officially launched a little over a year ago. We have demonstrated our organizational model works: in the first half of 2018 alone, we saved clients $51,725.22 and still thrived as an organization.

Our next steps are to grow and add important services for our clien...

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