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  • About the Law on Family Violence in Georgia (Audio/Podcast) audio

    General information on protective orders in Georgia and safety planning. Mike Monahan, Pro Bono Director of the State Bar of Georgia talks with Vicky Kimbrell, Family Law Specialist Attorney from Georgia Legal Services Program. Visit GLSP.org for Kimbrell's contact information. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Breaking Free from Domestic Violence: Safety Planning (Video)

    This video about safety planning was created for GeorgiaLegalAid.org by Sharee Malcolm, a law student at Atlanta's John Marshall Law School. The video content is based on a community education brochure created by Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc. and prepared under the direction of Georgia Legal Services Program. This is legal information, not legal advice. If you have a legal problem, you should speak with a lawyer. Read More

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    State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Center
  • General Information On Domestic Violence

    These are fact sheets and other sources that provide statistics and general information on domestic violence in Georgia and across the nation and lists hotline numbers and other resources available to help victims of domestic violence. Read More

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    Governor's Office for Children and Families
  • Help for Domestic Violence Victims Living in Federally Subsidized or Public Housing

    This video reviews various situations in which the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will protect victims of domestic violence who live in federally subsidized or public housing. Read More

  • Myths & Realities of Identity Change for DV Survivors

    Produced by Greater Boston Legal Services, this flyer explores the realities behind changing identities for survivors of domestic violence. Content Detail

  • Protective Orders

    What you need to know about Temporary Protective Orders. A temporary protective order (TPO) is a document issued by a court to help protect you from someone who is abusing, threatening or harassing you. The order will require the abuser to stay a certain distance away from you, your home and your work. The abuser will be prohibited from contacting you in person, by email, by telephone, by mail and through a third party. The court can also order the abuser to stay away from your children if the court feels the abuser poses a risk to your children. These sources will walk you through the process for getting a Temporary Protective Order from the court. Read More

  • Safety Information For Domestic Violence

    These are websites and PDFs with tips on how to stay safe for you and your children. Read More

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  • Housing , Economics, Unemployment, and Domestic Violence

    Did You Know? (1) A victim of family violence should not be denied housing or evicted from subsidized housing just because of family violence. (2) Georgia has several public housing and housing assistance programs. (3) Shelter groups at the l-800-33HAVEN statewide hotline number can advise you about emergency family violence shelters near you. (4) Some shelters and non-profit agencies in your area may also have transitional housing available. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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Safety and Survival Guides (2)+

  • Georgia's Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

    Mission of Georgia's School Safety Program: To provide a safe and secure school environment conducive to learning with the cooperation of students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and the community. The Toll-free School Safety Hotline: 1-877-SAY-STOP On August 14, 1998 the Georgia Department of Education announced the arrival of Georgia's toll-free, anonymous 1-877-SAY-STOP (1-877-729-7867) school safety hotline. 1-877-SAY-STOP is the nation's first state-sponsored school safety hotline and is one example of the Georgia Safety and Violence Task Force's accomplishments. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Education
  • Teen Dating Violence- Don't Be a Victim

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®

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  • Appalachian Circuit Family Law Information Center

    The Appalachian Family Law Information Center (AppFLIC) was developed to help residents of Pickens, Gilmer and Fannin Counties who wish to represent themselves in domestic legal matters or educate themselves about domestic issues. Content Detail

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    Appalachian Circuit Family Law Information Center
  • Clayton County Family Law Information Program Forms

    These forms are for people who want to represent themselved in a family law case in Clayton County Superior Court Read More

  • Fulton County Family Law Information Center - Family Law Forms

    This web site contains forms for use in family law proceedings in the Superior Court of Fulton County, Georgia. Content Detail

  • Partnership Against Domestic Violence

    This website provides community education materials on domestic violence, referral and social services contact information, updates on legislative advocacy on domestic violence issues, news, personal stories and domestic violence links. Content Detail

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    Partnership Against Domestic Violence
  • Petition for the Appointment of an Interpreter in Court Proceedings

    Petition for the Appointment of an Interpreter in Court Proceedings Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Protective Orders

    What you need to know about Temporary Protective Orders. A temporary protective order (TPO) is a document issued by a court to help protect you from someone who is abusing, threatening or harassing you. The order will require the abuser to stay a certain distance away from you, your home and your work. The abuser will be prohibited from contacting you in person, by email, by telephone, by mail and through a third party. The court can also order the abuser to stay away from your children if the court feels the abuser poses a risk to your children. These sources will walk you through the process for getting a Temporary Protective Order from the court. Read More

  • Refugee and Immigrant Coalition Against Domestic Violence

    The TAPESTRI website offers support and referral services to refugee and immigrant families suffering family violence. This website has shelter information, socail services information, immigration law referral information and educational information on family violence issues. Tapestri, The Refugee and Immigrant Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is dedicated to ending violence in the homes of refugees and immigrants, using culturally sensitive and appropriate methods. As advocates for refugee and immigrant families affected by domestic violence, we are committed to using education, community organizing, direct services and advocacy to effect change in the lives of these families. Content Detail

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    TAPESTRI. Inc.
  • Safety-focused Parenting Plan

    When the court decides child custody, the parents must file a Parenting Plan to set out the details of how the parents will share the parenting responsibilities after a divorce or separation. If there is any history of family violence in the relationship, the parent may need a Safety-Focused Parenting Plan. This parenting plan includes special considerations on visitation and safety where there is family violence. This plan should also be changed to meet the family's individual needs. Content Detail

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Safety Information For Domestic Violence

    These are websites and PDFs with tips on how to stay safe for you and your children. Read More

  • Southern Judicial Circuit Self-help Forms for Pro Se Parties

    The Southern Judicial Circuit covers these 5 counties in Georgia: Brooks, Colquitt, Echols, Lowndes and Thomas Counties. These self-help forms may be used in these 5 counties. The PDF forms cover family law. Content Detail

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    Southern Judicial Circuit
  • Stalking Information

    This document contains answers to questions many people have about stalking and the legal rights and protections you have against stalkers. Read More

  • Teen Dating Violence- Don't Be a Victim

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®