VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & OTHER ABUSE
The first priority at Legal Aid is to keep clients safe.
Legal Aid has formed two special projects to protect at-risk clients in need. The Legal Services to Victims Project assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, repeat violence, stalking, and other abuse defined by § 784.046 Fla. Stat. (2014). The Legal Aid for Collier Kids Project assists at-risk children, including those who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.
Legal Aid provides the following services to victims in need:
- Injunctions for Protection (restraining orders against abusers)
- Family Law services needed to escape abuse and reach stability and security – Divorce, custody, visitation, support, paternity, parenting plans
- Domestic violence-related housing, immigration, and public benefits issues
- Related civil legal services to assist victims