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Program Highlight: LAV Project

The LAV Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance needed to effectively aid adult and youth (ages 11 and older) victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by providing funds for comprehensive direct legal services to victims in legal matters relating to or arising out of that abuse or violence. From its inception, this project involved regular, two-way dialogue from Human Options and Community Legal Aid SoCal about the systemic barriers we were seeing with our clients–and how we could address them–together. When this project began in 2018, no one could have foreseen how much more challenging navigating the legal…

Helping Victims of Relationship Violence Navigate the Legal System

Our legal system is complex, and without adequate resources and services, navigating the legal system is even harder. Our Legal Advocacy Program has seen a heightened increase in need for services and have been able to help families through the support of pro-bono attorneys, like O’Melveny & Meyers LLP. Our partnership has been critical in helping victims and survivors navigate the legal system.  To read more click the digital issue here on pages 46 and 47.

Success Stories: Miranda’s Story

Thinking that dating after abuse was impossible, Miranda found love and hope once more. After five years of breaking free from her abusive partner, Miranda thought she and her children were finally free from all the trauma they endured and could start over. Until one night, her abusive partner showed up to Miranda’s new home, threatening to kill her and her new partner. Miranda’s way for safety was to obtain a Restraining Order.    Miranda called the South Orange County Family Resource Center seeking help from one of our Legal Advocates. In the past, Miranda had attempted to obtain a Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order (DVTRO) against her ex-partner, but…

Meet Our New Board Member!

Robert Farzad is the managing partner of Farzad & Ochoa Family Law Attorneys, LLP. The firm, as the name reflects, exclusively practices family law. The firm handles contested and complex family law cases including divorce or parentage cases with complex financial issues, estates, and/or child custody issues. Mr. Farzad has been a licensed California attorney since 1996. Mr. Farzad and Farzad & Ochoa possess an unwavering commitment to helping domestic violence victims become domestic violence survivors so they can make positive, forward progress in their lives and that of their children. Mr. Farzad’s work is featured in Orange County Lawyer Magazine, The Huffington Post, Yahoo Parenting, Los Angeles Times, and…