Blog Post (California)
February 7, 2016
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Tags: Domestic Violence
Organizations mentioned/involved: Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA), California Women’s Law Center (CWLC)
Abuse does not let up unless victims have a way out; and the way out probably includes legal assistance. In fact, Vice President Joe Biden has said, “Research tells us that effective legal representation is the single most important factor in whether victims are able to escape this domestic violence cycle.”
For low-income victims of domestic violence, legal help, when it is available, comes in the form of civil legal aid. Civil legal aid is a combination of services and resources — including pro bono – that helps Americans of all backgrounds — including those who face the toughest legal challenges: children, veterans, seniors, ill or disabled people, and victims of domestic violence — navigate the justice system. Civil legal aid helps ensure fairness for all in the justice system, regardless of how much money a person has.