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  • Safety Information For Domestic Violence

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

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • 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

    By:
    Governor's Office for Children and Families
  • 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

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • 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

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • 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

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
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    Spanish / Español
  • Children and Domestic Violence

    These are Powerpoints and links on children and domestic violence. Read More

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Divorce (Answers to Common Questions)

    This document contains answers to questions many people ask about divorce. Read More

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
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    Spanish / Español
  • Teen Dating Violence- Don't Be a Victim

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    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • 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

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • 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

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Military Protective Orders

    Information about military protective orders and their protection on military bases Content Detail

    By:
    womenslaw.org
  • 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

    By:
    State Bar of Georgia Pro Bono Resource Center
  • 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

    By:
    Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc
  • Legal Services for Survivors of Sexual Assault

    Learn about how the law protects you, financial help that might be available, and how to find support. Content Detail

    By:
    Georgia Legal Services Program®