How to Save a Life in the Time It Takes to Watch the Super Bowl

Getting educated about how you can help victims of domestic violence is as easy as visiting a website during a Super Bowl commercial.

Blog Post (California)

Stephanie Rector
Huffington Post
February 7, 2016

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.