Abusers often manipulate the court system to continue their pattern of power and control.
When clients understand how the legal system works and what they can realistically expect from it, they become empowered and active participants in the process. At SHALVA, we believe that this knowledge and understanding will help lessen client anxiety or stress.
The Legal Liaison helps a SHALVA client by:
Legal Liaison services are available to SHALVA clients. If you are not a current client or are a former client, you must first meet with a SHALVA therapist for an assessment. To schedule an assessment, call 773-583- HOPE (4673).
The Education and Outreach Legal Liaison collaborates with the legal community to address gaps in the legal system on the issues of education, awareness, and access. SHALVA offers continuing legal education programs (CLEs) on issues related to the intersection between domestic abuse and the legal system.
How you can help:
Contact the Outreach and Education Legal Liaison if you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to be involved.