Funder: Office on Violence Against Women
Due Date: 2/1/2018
The Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking by providing funds that may be used to provide direct legal services to victims in legal
matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence, at minimal or no cost to the victims. The LAV Grant Program was created to provide victims access to appropriately trained legal representation designed to meet the broad spectrum of legal issues survivors encounter. Although protection orders play an important role in victim safety, representation in emergency and non-emergency protection order hearings does not address the breadth of legal needs of survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The LAV Grant Program supports the provision of holistic legal services.