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Legal Advocacy Services

Our legal advocates help survivors gain a better understanding of the criminal and civil legal process. We also can advocate on a client’s behalf with the police, prosecutor’s office and probation officers.

LACASA’s legal advocates provide a variety of services to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault, including:

  • Explanation of  victim’s rights
  • Assistance with Personal Protection Orders (PPO)
  • Court accompaniment
  • Emotional support throughout the legal process

Our advocates are not attorneys, but they are trained and highly skilled in providing legal information and resources.

LACASA Staff Insight

Why Victims Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of sexual abuse

The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: Why don’t victims tell? Tell a parent? Tell a teacher? Tell a friend? Tell someone? We know the question well at LACASA. It comes up repeatedly in our line of work, which […]