MADISON, Wis. — After practically three years on maintain, Home Abuse Intervention Providers has introduced again its free walk-in Authorized Advocacy Program on the Dane County Courthouse.
This system, which DAIS suspended amid the COVID-19 pandemic, resumed operations Friday afternoon. Authorized advocates from DAIS might be accessible on the courthouse’s Authorized Useful resource Middle from midday to 4 p.m. on Fridays to supply info and assist to individuals experiencing intimate accomplice violence or stalking, program supervisor Kianna Hanson stated.
Advocates may help with issues like restraining orders and household regulation info however will not be attorneys so can not present authorized recommendation, she stated.
“We determined to begin the authorized clinic again up simply to be just a little bit extra accessible for individuals to fulfill with us and in addition to attempt to scale back a few of these limitations that people who’re experiencing intimate accomplice violence face,” Hanson stated. “The authorized system is usually a tremendous complicated and intimidating system to navigate if somebody’s by no means accomplished it earlier than after which once you take into accounts that they’re coping with intimate accomplice violence on prime of that, it may be very complicated.”
DAIS additionally has a helpline at 608-251-4445.
Should you or somebody you understand is experiencing home violence, there are sources accessible to assist. The Nationwide Home Violence Hotline is open 24/7 at 800-799-7233. DAIS — Home Abuse Intervention Providers — may be reached by cellphone at 608-251-4445, by textual content 24/7 at 608-420-4638 or online at abuseintervention.org.
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