Legal Services

The legal system can be intimidating, especially for victims of crime. It is easy to become overwhelmed, and hiring an attorney can be very expensive. At Defenders of Children, we provide no-cost, trauma-informed legal services in family court cases, select housing and consumer law cases, protective order cases, and victims’ rights matters in criminal cases.

Our dedicated team of expert attorneys, paralegals, and legal support staff offers a wide range of legal services, including full representation in court, brief services, legal advocacy, legal document preparation, consultations, assistance to other attorneys and community partners in victim advocacy, and more. All legal services are provided for FREE to survivors under our grant funding eligibility.

If you are a victim of crime who needs legal advice or direction to help protect yourself or a loved one from being further traumatized by the civil or criminal justice system, the team at Defenders of Children is here to help.