National Immigration Legal Services Directory

Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center

  • Location:
    1136 East Montecito Street
    Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone:
  • Contact methods:
    Email, Fax, Mail/Letter, Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

We're a nonprofit organization providing pro bono legal services to indigent immigrants facing deportation on the Central Coast. You can find more info. on our programs/services on our website: sbimmigrantdefense. org. Please add us to your list. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me: Julissa Peña/Executive Director.

Counties served: San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Detention Facilities Served: Adelanto Detention Center (CA)

Services Provided

Areas of immigration legal assistance: Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Types of immigration legal services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
Non-legal services: Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Referrals to other services
Populations served: Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Mixteco
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No


Volunteer Coordinator
Julissa Peña