Are you considering pursuing justice through the legal system but don’t know where to begin? You’re not alone. The legal justice system can be confusing and difficult to navigate. But there are services available that can help you by providing free, independent legal advice. Sometimes you just need to talk to a professional and know your options before going forward. Our Legal Aid section provides individually sourced legal services and specialized programs for survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and other forms of violence. These services are available remotely or in-person based on region. If you have any questions, we encourage you to visit the websites provided to learn more.
This organization provides free legal representation in family and immigration law to women in the Greater Toronto Area who experience physical, sexual, or psychological abuse. They deal with multiple legal issues that include spousal assault (domestic violence), adult sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, family law, and immigration and refugee law.
With their help, survivors can:
- address their safety needs.
- identify their legal issues.
- make informed decisions about legal action.
- find the right legal help.
- receive information about legal rights, protections, and options in and out of court
- be advocated on their behalf in such areas as human rights and criminal injuries compensation.
- be advocated within the legal mechanisms that deal with violence by doctors, therapists and other professionals.
Do you know of any free legal services for survivors of gender-based violence? Let us know.
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