Legal Services to Victims Project

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The Legal Services to Victims (“LSTV”) Project provides safety and stability to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, repeat violence, elder and other abuse. The LSTV project provides free legal services to these individuals, primarily by obtaining injunctions for protection for the victims. Our attorneys also represent clients in custody and divorce matters, seeking to achieve just outcomes that improve the lives of families and children in poverty. A further objective of the LSTV Project is to promote the prevention of domestic abuse through community education and seminars, to alert the at-risk population as to their rights, best practices to secure their safety, and the resources available in the community to safeguard them.

The free legal services offered to survivors of domestic violence and others at-risk of domestic violence and other abuse include:
 

  • Injunctions for Protection against domestic violence, stalking violence, sexual violence, dating violence, and repeat violence
  • Advice and counsel to victims
  • Dissolution of marriage (divorce)
  • Child custody and visitation (Parenting Plans)
  • Child and spousal support
  • Marital Property equitable distribution
  • Domestic violence related immigration, housing, and public benefits issues

The Legal Services to Victims project is funded in part through a Community Block Development Grant furnished by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Collier County Community and Human Services Division.

Other non-personnel costs of operating the Legal Services to Victims project are funded in part through a grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.