|Help/Links - Legal|
It is important that all crime victims know his or her rights as well as how the criminal justice system works. The United States Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime offers a resource designed to help service providers and individuals locate nonemergency crime victim service agencies in the United States and abroad. You can locate a provider in your area that can assist you with emergency legal advocacy such as filing temporary restraining orders, injunctions and other protective orders, elder abuse petitions, and child abuse petitions. Click here to link to the OVC Directory of Crime Victim Services.
If you need an attorney and cannot afford one, the American Bar Association offers a searchable database of pro bono legal referrals. Click here to search their referral database.