Support program aids domestic violence victims in legal process

Martin has represented more than 200 victims in her two years as an attorney with the Legal Representation for Victims of Domestic Violence program, sponsored by the Shreveport Bar Foundation.

Feature (Louisiana)

Lex Talamo
Shreveport Times (LA)
January 18, 2018

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.