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About Us

The Legal Aid for Survivors of Sexual Assault (LASSA) Project is a project of Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and serves 182 Texas counties from the panhandle to the Texas-Mexico border. LASSA provides survivors of sexual assault with a wide-range of free legal services from general advice to holistic, direct representation on civil legal matters.

LASSA works directly with partner agencies, including rape crisis centers and domestic violence shelters, for community outreach, education, and cross-agency referrals. Annually, LASSA organizes a statewide sexual assault conference to provide training and education to project partners and allow advocates to learn from the leading experts on sexual assault and domestic violence.

Funding for the LASSA Project comes from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation.

Our Team

Maricarmen Garza

Maricarmen Garza

Victims Rights Group Coordinator, Attorney
Adriana Rodriguez

Adriana Rodriguez

LASSA Team Manager, Attorney

Julia Raney Rodriguez

Julia Raney Rodriguez

Family Team Group Coordinator, Attorney
Paige Whitney

Paige Whitney

Attorney
Stephanie Cantu

Stephanie Cantu

Attorney
Allison Schmitz

Allison Schmitz

Attorney
Lauren Kahre Campbell

Lauren Kahre Campbell

Attorney
Sarah Worthington

Sarah Worthington

Attorney
Candice Lown

Candice Lown

Social Worker
Linda Coffey Leal

Linda Coffey Leal

Social Worker
Alberto Sandoval

Alberto Sandoval

Paralegal
Shelli Collins

Shelli Collins

Project Assistant