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LAWS Legal Services

LAWS Legal Services provides legal consultation and representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking who need assistance obtaining a protective order or with other family law issues. All services are confidential and free of charge. Services are provided at our Community Services Center. 

All legal services require a preliminary screening. All screenings are confidential and conducted after inquiry.

Services Provided:

  • Consultation with an attorney
  • Legal representation for victims obtaining a Protective Order
  • Legal representation for victims in custody, divorce, child support & spousal support hearings
  • Assistance with filing for Protective Orders
  • Court accompaniment by an advocate


For more information and to speak with our Legal Services Advocate, please call 703-771-3397.
 

 

LAWS 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

703-777-6552

TTY: 703-777-6552

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.