Domestic Violence

Steven McGarrity, Community Legal Aid's executive director, said last month that the organization was bracing for a potential uptick in domestic violence cases. “We are generally concerned about...
While many crimes are down amid COVID-19 lockdowns, there are concern that some crimes may go unreported. Teresa Sullivan, a supervisory attorney with Legal Aid Chicago, which represents domestic...
While the stay-at-home measures may help “flatten the curve” of new COVID-19 cases, they also pose a unique threat to people in abusive relationships. How do you stay home when home is not a safe...
HOW LEGAL AID HELPS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVORS The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the single largest funder of civil legal assistance in the country. LSC promotes access to justice by funding...
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley's (LSHV) client Jenni’s* husband was physically abusive to her and had an alcohol and pill problem. Her husband was also an absentee father, and as a result of his...
Opioid Task Force Overview The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis, devastating urban, suburban, and rural communities across the United States. Each day, 115 Americans die from opioid overdose...
Legal aid makes a huge difference in the lives of low-income individuals facing domestic violence. Attorneys help victims seeking protective and restraining orders against their abusers. They also...

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