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JCADA's legal services are 100% free of charge.

Los servicios legales de JCADA son 100% gratuitos y se puede acceder a ellos además o por separado de los servicios clínicos.

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¿COMO PUEDES AYUDAR?

Leaving an abusive relationship is scary enough. Entering into legal action can feel almost paralyzing, but JCADA is here to help you. 

 

Our Legal team has vast experience navigating the protective order process and associated criminal proceedings. You do not have to face the complex legal system alone!

JCADA provides survivors of intimate partner violence with information regarding:

  • Protective Orders

  • Crime Victims’ Rights

 

LEGAL DEFINITIONS: IMPORTANT TERMS FOR VICTIMS

Navigating the legal side of intimate partner violence is complicated. Below are two important  terms for survivors to understand as they consider their next steps. ​

 

Protective Orders: A Protective Order or PO is a civil order issued by a court of law that requires the abuser to stop the violence and/or abuse. 

 

If granted, a PO provides a layer of security for the survivor by having a court require the abuser to stay away from the survivor, their home, and/or their place of employment.

 

The PO may also include additional forms of relief including temporary determinations on child custody/visitation, financial support, or the use and possession of a car, or pet.

Crime Victims' Rights: Victims of specific criminal offenses have certain legal rights for the duration of their abuser’s criminal case.  Some of these rights include: to be informed of the status of their abuser’s criminal case, to be present in the courtroom for hearings, to give a Victim Impact Statement, and to know when their abuser is being released from jail or prison. JCADA’s attorneys help victims understand their crime victims' rights and assist them in asserting those rights.

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Los servicios legales de JCADA son 100% gratuitos y se puede acceder a ellos además o por separado de los servicios clínicos.

TIENES OPCIONES.

SOMOS UNO DE ELLOS.

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