Talklines/Warmlines ( Inmates, AIDS/HIV Issues )


Center for Health Justice provides inmate services to both men and women in correctional facilities, primarily in Los Angeles County Jail system, with a focus on prisoners who are HIV positive, or at greatest risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. Services include AIDS/HIV prevention counseling, health related advocacy groups, helplines/warmlines opportunities for inmates, and inmate support services.

Educational programming is predominantly focused on prisoners housed in the K-11 unit of the county jail - a segregated housing for gay, bi-sexual, and transgender males. The Center for Health Justice works collaboratively with the deputies and staff of the S.M.A.R.T. Program (Social Mentoring, Academic, and Rehabilitative Training) which provides educational programs such as GED and Drug Ed for this population. The group also provides a Women's Peer Education program, substance abuse education for gay men, and risk reduction programs for LGBT inmates that includes both classroom education and one-to-one counseling.

The warmline is a way for inmates to call collect to set up an individual counseling session or to report healthcare inequities or needs in jail. The line is staffed during business hours only. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call for information. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees
Application Procedure


900 Avila St., Ste. 102 and 301

Los Angeles , CA 90012 (Physical)

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Service hours
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm PST


(213) 229-0985


(213) 229-0979 (Inmate collect warmline re: healthcare or HIV health issues in prison)

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