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VAWnet Library is an online resource for lawyers working to end domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of violence in the lives of women and their children. VAWnet is a project of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) and the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV). The Family Law Project for Domestic Abuse Survivors (FLP) was founded in 1995 by a small group of WBA members and is the largest pro bono program of the Women`s Bar Foundation. In 2017, FLP`s volunteer lawyers and mentors spent 7,205 hours representing clients in 131 full representation cases and briefly mentoring and advising 207 clients. In addition, 237 lawyers participated in extensive training and new specialized training in Boston and Cape Cod. The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is a resource and advocacy center for abused women accused of a crime when their history of violence is relevant (or potentially relevant) to their legal defense. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for women victims of violence arrested, convicted or imprisoned and to prevent their victimization. Staff provide tailored technical assistance to women accused of ill-treated crimes and members of their defence teams (defence lawyers, lawyers, expert witnesses and others). Please contact them by phone; They take calls from abused women in custody at (215) 351-0010. Are you looking for legal assistance? Click here to fill out our online intake form or call our Admissions Manager at 617.973.6666 ext.

2216. Every day, hundreds of women like Erica face a daunting and complicated legal system. At the Women`s Bar Foundation, our volunteer lawyers ensure that women like Erica don`t have to deal with this system alone. The project has two main objectives. The first is to empower survivors of domestic violence by giving them a voice in their abuse prevention hearings and family law matters. We are trying to prevent further abuse, homelessness and loss of custody and reduce the number of repeat hearings. The second objective of the project is to engage lawyers in pro bono services, making them involved in issues affecting low-income survivors of domestic violence. The project`s legal aid is available through Arizona`s three legal aid programs (Community Legal Services, DNA People`s Legal Services, and Southern Arizona Legal Aid), the Legal Aid Agency`s volunteer lawyer program, and 13 domestic violence shelters and service providers across the state. Legal aid lawyers and paralegals and lay lawyers in domestic violence service programs often work together to provide a holistic approach to meeting a client`s needs for general legal education and representation. (Supplier listed here) What types of legal advice are provided? Immigration Equality is the country`s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. They represent and advocate on behalf of people around the world fleeing violence, abuse and persecution because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status.

Information is available in English, French, Russian and Spanish. Under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Titles VI and VII) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education prohibits discrimination on the basis of race in licensing. programs, services, activities or employment. Skin colour, religion, sex, national origin, age and disability. The Foundation shall make reasonable arrangements for a person with a disability to participate in a program, service or activity. Assistive devices and services are available upon request for people with disabilities. This means, for example, that the Foundation must provide sign language interpreters for deaf people, a wheelchair accessible area or enlarged printing materials if necessary. It also means that the Foundation will take all other reasonable steps that allow you to participate in and understand a program or activity, including reasonable changes to an activity.

If you believe that due to your disability you will not be able to understand or participate in a program or activity, please let us know in advance if possible. For this information in an alternate format or for more information about this policy, please contact Lara Slifko, Chief Resource Officer, at (602) 340-7366. Para obtener este document en otro format u obtener informacion adicional sobre esta politica, Lara Slifko at (602)340-7366. This national public interest law firm provides cutting-edge legal briefs and news on issues of public interest, including civil rights, seniors, reproductive freedom, violence prevention and women`s rights. It is the only website on the internet where you can find the complete contact information of all legal aid, legal advice, and anti-poverty law firms in the United States. The National Celebration of Pro Bono began in 2009 to show the difference pro bono lawyers can make to the nation, the justice system, communities and, most importantly, the clients served. Over the past 11 years, more than 8,000 events have taken place in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. This national clearing-house mechanism provides support to those who wish to develop a comprehensive response to domestic violence in all health facilities. Provides training resources and materials, technical assistance, information and recommendations, and models of local, state, and national health policies.

Part of the National Health Initiative on Family Violence, a program of the Family Violence Prevention Fund and part of the Family Violence Resource Network. Ashley Carter of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (right) speaks with Alex Scott, a volunteer advocate for the DC Victim Recovery Network. WomensLaw cannot vouch for the information or services provided by these organizations. Vera plans and demonstrates solutions, often creating nonprofits from successful demonstrations, examining social problems and current responses, and providing the guidance and support leaders need to change their own systems. Vera deals with the topic of domestic violence as part of the Consulting Nationally project. « I knew for a long time that this would end in his death, » Erica* told her EAER lawyer. Erica left Marcus* after an abusive six-month relationship. After he left, she tried for years to escape him. First, Erica moved to a new apartment, while Marcus was in jail for gang activity.

As soon as he was released, he found Erica and tried to set fire to her apartment by dousing her with kerosene. Fortunately, he was dissuaded by a neighbor. Later, he returned, kicked down the door and threatened Erica with a machete. Marcus was arrested again. When Marcus was released, he sent his brother to threaten Erica and said, « Marcus is coming. » Erica ran away the same day. She moved to a domestic violence shelter more than 8 hours away. Nevertheless, she was not free of Marcus. She continued to receive harassing calls and emails. Erica needed a restraining order. She went to court alone twice to apply for an injunction, but was denied.

Because she had left the state to escape her tormentor, the judge ruled that the Massachusetts court did not have jurisdiction over Erica`s case. Erica, who was not a lawyer, was confused and did not know how to proceed. Fortunately, Erica found EAER and found a pro bono lawyer. Her lawyer accompanied her to court, arguing that the Massachusetts court had jurisdiction over Erica`s case. The lawyer trained by the EAER convinced the judge that an injunction was necessary and appropriate. Erica now enjoys the protection of an injunction and remains safe in an unknown location. Every day, hundreds of women like Erica face a daunting and complicated legal system. At the Women`s Bar Foundation, our volunteer lawyers ensure that women like Erica don`t have to deal with this system alone.

Legal assistance provided under the Domestic Violence Legal Aid Project can cover a range of civil law issues faced by a victim of domestic violence, including legal representation in obtaining a protection order, assistance in completing divorce forms, and basic information about a victim`s rights in landlord/tenant situations. The overall objective of the project is to promote the long-term security and economic stability of victims of family violence and their children. Who provides legal aid? The Arizona Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project is a national network of legal aid lawyers, volunteer lawyers, and lay lawyers who provide free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children.