October was first declared as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1989. A staggering number of Americans experience violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime. According to the CDC, “ [a]bout 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate
Family Offense Petition
The Family Offense Petition Project: Increased Usage for New York State Tool for Advocates
By Josh Waldman on
Posted in LawHelp Interactive, Resources, Technology, Uncategorized
Throughout the past year, Pro Bono Net has worked with courts and legal aid programs facing closures and service disruptions to ensure vital protection for at risk domestic violence survivors. Our LawHelp Interactive program, which helps people create free and accurate legal forms, is a key strategy in this work.
In New York State, the …