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Compensation For Domestic Violence Victims

State law permits persons who have been emotionally and/or physically injured in a reported crime to receive certain benefits from SOVA. Individual victims, immediate family members, or their legal representatives can apply for consideration.

Immigrant Women and Abuse

If you are an immigrant to the United States, and you are a victim of domestic violence or rape, here are some suggestions we hope will help you.

5 Important Ways to Document Abuse

Documenting abuse can not only identify the red flags, but it can help a person take steps to stop future abuse, as well as prepare someone if they decide to take legal action. Here are five important ways to document abuse in a relationship.

Know Your Rights: Domestic Violence

If someone is abusing you or someone in your household, you do not have to accept it - even if your spouse is the abuser. The police and courts can help you stop the abuse. This brochure explains your basic rights and gives you information about where you can get help in an emergency.

Questions to Ask Before You Hire an Attorney for a Domestic Violence or Family Matter

Here are some questions to ask before you hire an attorney, questions regarding fees and costs, questions about cases regarding domestic violence, and questions about contested custody cases.

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