Legal Advocacy

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Domestic Violence Restraining Order Clinic

Provides restraining order forms and page-by-page instruction on completing restraining order applications (restraining orders are issued by the Court the same day). Information on safety planning, preparing for court and enforcing the court order also covered.

Immigration

Screening/referrals for abused immigrants who may qualify under new federal laws for residency, work permits, public benefits and healthcare.

Safe at Home Application Preparation

The California Secretary of State’s Confidential Address Program for victims of violent crime who secretly relocate to seek safety.

Housing and Employment Advocacy

Communicating with you to other programs and agencies who assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking on issues such as: immigration, social services, public assistance, employment, child support, custody and visitation, child abuse, housing and the criminal prosecution process.

Attorney Referral Information

Referrals to local family law attorneys with expertise in domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; other legal providers; and a guide to selecting and working with an attorney.

Victim Compensation Application Assistance

Application assistance for the California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP), which can reimburse victims of violent crime for certain crime-related expenses.

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