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    PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence launches PA Safe Law

    The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) has announced the launch of “PA Safe Law: Providing Civil Legal Information.”

    PA Safe Law is a unique civil legal information program of the PCADV, made possible with grant funding from the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).

    Victims of domestic violence and other crimes in Pennsylvania can access a network of experienced licensed attorneys for free and credible legal information, resources, and referrals for help navigating a variety of civil legal matters including domestic and sexual violence, divorce, custody, immigration, and more.

    PA Safe Law provides legal information but does not represent clients. For legal information regarding crimes other than domestic violence, PCADV will make referrals to a network of partners which includes: Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR), Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC), and Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network (PLAN). 

    “We’re excited about this new resource for victims of crime in Pennsylvania,” said, Susan Higginbotham, Chief Executive Officer, PCADV. “PA Safe Law is a project that utilizes the expertise of VOCA-funded attorneys in our partner network, all to support those who’ve experienced crime.”

    PA Safe Law attorneys are available by phone at 1-833-PA-SAFELAW (1-833-727-2335), Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Attorneys are also available via live chat during those same hours at PASafeLaw.org.

    Civil legal information and resources are available anytime at the website. Additionally, through PA Safe Law, attorneys are offering a series of free, no-fault divorce clinics for survivors of domestic violence and other crimes.

    Attendees will be provided with information and resources about the process for filing and completing a no-fault divorce, and attorneys will help attendees fill out the appropriate paperwork to file a no-fault divorce in Pennsylvania.

    When possible, these clinics will be held in the county courthouse allowing attendees who are able, to file the divorce action immediately.