LAWS Bilingual Services (Spanish)
LAWS offers services provided by staff who are bilingual in English and Spanish in order to assist Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
LAWS Bilingual Services offers the following assistance:
- Court accompaniment
- Safety planning
- Information and referral to in-house services and community resources
- Assistance filing protective orders
- Language accommodation and interpretation to access other agency services
- Other advocacy and assistance as needed
Note: In addition to services provided directly in Spanish, LAWS can accommodate requests for service in any language through our language line interpretation services.
To schedule an appointment with our Bilingual Advocate please call 703-443-2810. If you need to speak to someone immediately, please call the LAWS 24-hour hotline at 703-777-6552.
LAWS 24-Hour Crisis Hotline
LAWS operates a 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates and volunteers. Victims of domestic violence and sexual assault concerned persons in the community, advocates, professionals, law enforcement, courts, or any other person who needs information about domestic or sexual violence services and community resources can call.
Advocates and trained volunteers are available to respond to all inquiries for information, safety planning, referrals, shelter and/or appropriate outside services. Calls can be made anonymously—you are free to only give information you feel comfortable sharing. If the caller needs interpretation services, language line interpretation services are available in any language.