Lindsay Lohan is planning to turn her life around by taking part in intensive psychotherapy sessions and launching a foundation to help troubled youngsters, according to her lawyer.

The Mean Girls star is facing probation violation charges, but her attorney Mark Heller has filed a motion requesting the ongoing case be set aside so his client can pursue "certain activities which will benefit her" and enable her to be a "productive and responsible... contributor to society".

In a letter to the Santa Monica City Attorney in California, Heller writes, "Lindsay has asked me to facilitate an in-person meeting... not to discuss the merits of her defence of the details of her case, but rather for Lindsay to introduce herself... and express her desire to share her thoughts and help in the process of our determining what the best course would be for her future and to personally affirm her commitment and dedication to fix the problems."

Heller's letter, dated 4 February (13), goes on to detail the actress' plan to bounce back from a recent string of legal troubles.

He states, "Lindsay will gladly be participating in intensive psychotherapy, submitting herself to regular screenings and contributing her time to the production of public-service messages and periodic visits to schools, hospitals and other venues where she may provide inspirational talks, encouraging children to pursue positive goals and avoid bad habits."

He also notes the 26 year old is "exploring the establishment of a Lindsay Lohan Foundation" in a bid to "provide a nonprofit program to benefit young people".

In his motion, Heller asks the court to dismiss charges against Lohan which stem from a car accident in California last June (12), when she allegedly lied to cops by suggesting she was not behind the wheel of the Porsche.

A judge will make a decision on Heller's request at a hearing on Friday (29Feb13), reports