Domestic Violence

A health professional was physically abused because the abuser thought the worker was trying to infect the abuser with COVID-19, the health professional said to the National Domestic Violence Hotline...
Advocates for domestic violence survivors say domestic abuse is increasing in Ohio due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Legal Aid of Western Ohio, there are tens of thousands of domestic...
Professionals who help domestic violence survivors said those in abusive situations are finding it difficult to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result, fewer survivors are seeking...
The crisis line for victims of domestic abuse went eerily quiet during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic when a stay-at-home order was in place for Minnesotans, leaving victims mostly...
Cincinnati City Council will give a quarter-million dollars to a nonprofit that works alongside the police to help survivors of domestic violence – a crime that has spiraled in the city during the...
Legal Aid Chicago said Tuesday it's suing the court clerk, saying her office isn’t meeting its legal duty to provide orders of protection to domestic violence victims immediately after they’re...
Rising evictions and domestic violence are partly driving the skyrocketing demand for legal aid during the coronavirus pandemic, with groups anticipating a heavier caseload overall going forward and...
Before the pandemic led courts to completely shutter or severely limit services, Pro Bono Net’s technology was taking root in the District of Columbia Courts. Legal services organizations were...
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and our lives and has left countless Delawareans facing new and unanticipated civil legal challenges that directly affect their safety, shelter, and...
Hannah Groedel, an attorney with Southeast Louisiana Legal Services — a group that provides free legal aid to low-income people — told The Lens that during Gov. John Bel Edwards’ stay-at-home order,...

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