The Legal Program is designed to provide victims of domestic violence assistance through the judicial system. The program consists of two components;Advocacy & Accompaniment and Direct Representation. MSCFV's Legal Advocates provide information and explain options available to victims of domestic violence. If a victim decides to pursue any of their legal options, an advocate can assist with completing applications, court preparation and support throughout the proceedings.
Advocates make referrals for Direct Representation on behalf of their clients. A panel Attorney provides representation in
Protective Order hearings and divorce and custody cases.
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