California’s protection & advocacy system
For legal assistance call 800-776-5746. For all other purposes call 916-504-5800 in Northern CA
or 213-213-8000 in Southern CA. TTY 800-719-5798.
Pilar Gonzalez, Clients' Rights Advocate (CRA)
Emily Sciortino - Assistant CRA
825 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone: (415) 499-9724
Fax: (415) 499-9728
Toll Free: (800) 390-7032
Supervised by Katie Meyer
Pilar Gonzalez - I am originally from Madrid, Spain and grew up in Southern California. Since my undergraduate years at U.C. Berkeley, I have been passionate about advocating for traditionally underserved communities. I have interned at Consumers Union and worked on projects geared towards the Latino community and the elderly and volunteered with CalPirg’s Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness. I received my law degree from Duke University School of Law. During this time, I first began advocating for the rights of people with disabilities by enrolling in the Children's Health and Law Clinic and representing children receiving special education services.
After working in private law for 3 years, I joined the Office of Clients' Rights Advocacy as the Community Integration Clients' Rights Advocate for Northern California. I served regional center consumers residing in restrictive settings and helped them move back into the community. After a year in that position, I become the CRA serving consumers of Golden Gate Regional Center. I am honored to serve this community and to be part of a great team of advocates!