DOMESTIC & SEXUAL
VIOLENCE LAW

Susheela Varky

T: (804) 782-9430 ext. 204 | F: (804) 649-0974 | E: [email protected]

 

Overview

We help victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence with the various issues including where to find help and obtaining protective orders. Our staff provides assistance, information-sharing, and engages in advocacy efforts to strengthen protections for victims.

 

Main Issues

Domestic Violence
Sexual Violence
Immigration issues specific to domestic and sexual violence victims.
LA VIDA (Legal Assistance for Victim-Immigrants of Domestic Abuse)

 

Current Issue Advocacy

Long-term protective Orders where there is a conviction
In-camera Interviews with Children in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts

 

Education, Outreach and other Resources

We provide technical and advocacy training in Virginia to the staff of victim’s services programs, members of bar associations, and employees of other organizations that serve victims of domestic and sexual violence and their families. Our staff travels statewide to inform these partners about laws relating to domestic and sexual violence, provide updates about new Virginia laws that become effective on July 1st of each year and the federal options that are available to immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence.

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