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Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres

Operating in more than 60 countries, our Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres (ALACs) empower individuals, families and communities to safely report corruption when they see it happen.

ALACs provide free and confidential advice and support to victims and witnesses of corruption, enabling them to assert their rights, seek redress and stand up for justice.

They also encourage and support people to access public information and demand transparent, responsive and accountable government institutions.

While ALACs serve the people, their impact goes beyond simply providing individual support.

National chapters gain invaluable insight from analysing ALAC cases, which in turn, helps us advocate for legislative, institutional, administrative and procedural change.

A Guatemalan citizen speaks out against corruption and brings a judge to justice.

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A simple, safe reporting channel

ALACs offer a simple, safe way for people to report corruption – online, by phone or in-person – and receive support from a trained advisor.

Often starting with an initial consultation, ALACs assist clients in pursuing corruption-related complaints, ranging from navigating bureaucratic red tape and submitting the right government form to conducting formal investigations and preparing judicial cases.

Since 2003:

270,000+

clients served

100+

offices opened in 60+ countries

What you can do

Here are a few simple things you can do, to help end corruption:

How ALACs boost our work

ALACs are the canaries in the coal mine. They identify corruption hotspots that demand reform or official action.

ALACs develop specialized knowledge that helps them push for legal and institutional measures to curb corruption more effectively.

With these powerful, real life examples, TI and its chapters advocate for change at the highest levels of government to improve public policies and government practice.

Our chapters also drive systemic change through strategic casework – including strategic litigation, campaigning and social sanctions.

A few key successes include:

  • Creating incentives to investigate and punish corruption.
  • Instituting important precedents, including the right to information, to determine what information is public and how it can be accessed.
  • Promoting major legal reforms to transform oversight and integrity systems.

Impact stories