Director of Evaluation, Policy and Practice, Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice
Diane Trunk is the Director of Program Development and Evaluation at Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ), a legal services agency whose mission is to serve survivors of domestic and sexual assault. Diane oversees program development and all evaluation and data-related functions at LACLJ. Diane also manages LACLJ’s Community Care Advocacy M.S.W. internship program, which provides supportive services to LACLJ clients. Diane leads LACLJ’s participation in the California Shriver Civil-Gideon research project, the California Bar Committee to Evaluate Impact of Legal Services, the Los Angeles Wraparound Victim Services Network, and the Los Angeles Domestic Violence Policy Committee. Prior to joining LACLJ, Diane was an attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County where she coordinated the Domestic Abuse Self Help (DASH) project. DASH consisted of four court-based domestic violence restraining order clinics across Los Angeles County that assisted thousands of domestic violence litigants each year. In addition, Diane represented survivors of domestic violence at the Valley CARES Family Justice Center. In 2017 she received the Betty Fisher Award from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors for service to domestic violence survivors. In 2009 Diane received the Los Angeles District Attorney’s special commendation for services to crime victims. Prior to working in the legal services field, Diane was a civil litigator in private practice and a research attorney at the Los Angeles Superior Court. Diane received her J.D. from U.S.C. Gould School of Law.