Domestic Violence

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,...
Kayla McCall, an attorney with East River Legal Services, joined K eloland Living in the studio to discuss the rise of domestic violence cases amid COVID-19. Nichole Townsend, Pro Bono and Outreach...
Domestic violence does not go away during a pandemic, rates may even be exacerbated. But, throughout the COVID emergency shut-downs, help for domestic violence victims is but a phone call or a text...
LSC held a virtual briefing on Domestic Violence and Civil Legal Services during the Coronavirus Pandemic on May 11. Representatives Susan W. Brooks (IN-5), Gwen Moore (WI-4) and David Price (NC-4)...
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...

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