Shreveport Times (LA)
January 18, 2018
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Tags: Domestic Violence
Organizations mentioned/involved: Shreveport Bar Foundation
The program pairs victims, of any income level, with a specially trained attorney versed in the dynamics of domestic violence who helps guide them through the process of applying for a protective order, offers legal advice, and also will sit with them during court hearings.
Those services are “immeasurable,” said Petrina Jenkins, community education coordinator for the nonprofit Project Celebration Inc, who has seen firsthand the “devastating effects” on victims and their children who are denied protective orders.