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Legal Assistance

Skilled legal service coordination ensures that victims’ time-sensitive civil legal needs, like restraining orders, receive immediate attention.  The practical assistance and emotional support our advocates provide helps victims who are in crisis situations to navigate the legal system and increase their safety.

We also offer court accompaniment to survivors attending family court hearings, helping them feel safe and supported during what can feel like daunting legal proceedings.  For a woman or teen who must face her batterer in court, the presence of a support person during a hearing can bolster feelings of confidence and safety.

For survivors who require more specialized legal support to ensure safe outcomes in child custody, visitation, or restraining order hearings, our burgeoning Pro Bono Representation Project provides access to free legal representation.  The project connects volunteer attorneys—members of the California Bar—with domestic violence survivors who are engaged in family court proceedings.  Please for more information or to become involved.


Computer use can be monitored and is impossible for its memory to be completely cleared. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE(7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224.

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