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OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Kelly moved slowly while walking into LACBA’s Domestic Violence Legal Service Project (DVP) at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. She had reason; her torso had three bullet wounds; shot by her ex-boyfriend. Even though he was arrested, Kelly’s children would be taken from her if she didn’t get a restraining order. With the help of one of our volunteers, Kelly was granted a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and was able to keep her family together. 

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month—a time to reflect, not only on the staggering statistics, but on solutions as well. You are part of the solution. By supporting LACBA’s DVP you provide victims, like Kelly, their first legal tool for safety—a TRO. DVP provides pro bono attorneys to assist victims in completing the complex petition for a TRO.

Did you know:

  • Every 9 seconds—in the U.S.—a woman is assaulted or beaten.
  • An average of 3 women are killed nationwide because of domestic violence every day. 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence every year.
  • 83% of victims who receive legal help are granted a TRO—without assistance, only 32% were successful.

You can provide a solution for the 300 victims DVP will help this month—about 15 EACH day. Please donate today at www.LACBA.org/donate