Legal Aid Society to add focus on domestic violence with new project

Lawyers with VLAS have helped about 400 victims of domestic violence per year with issues like housing or divorce across the 26 localities they serve, which includes an office in Lynchburg.

News Story (Virginia)

Rachel Mahoney
News and Advance
September 14, 2019
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Tags: Domestic Violence

Organizations mentioned/involved: Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) (Lynchburg, VA)


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The Virginia Legal Aid Society is offering more services to victims of domestic violence thanks to a two-year grant.

Lawyers with VLAS have helped about 400 victims of domestic violence per year with issues like housing or divorce across the 26 localities they serve, which includes an office in Lynchburg. But rarely have they helped those clients with protective orders, according to Pamela DeCamp, the managing attorney for VLAS’s domestic violence project.

The nonprofit provides low-income individuals and families with legal services by way of 13 in-house lawyers and about 130 other lawyers who perform pro bono work.