What is legal advocacy?
Our well trained advocates can provide you with assistance and support as you engage with the criminal or civil legal system. They can accompany you in matters involving reporting the assault, pursuing criminal charges against the perpetrator, obtaining and enforcing personal protection orders and other legal matters related to the sexual assault. Legal advocates can also help with finding quality legal services through referrals.
How do I get a restraining order?
A 209A protective order is a court order that protects you from being abused by a member or former member of your household or family or someone you have been dating.
Protective orders are also called “restraining orders,” “abuse prevention orders,” or “209A’s.”
What is Victim Compensation?
The Victim Compensation Division may assist with physician and hospital expenses, laboratory costs, ambulance transportation, medications prescribed or administered at the time of the exam and aftercare deemed medically necessary. In addition, the fund may compensate for costs related to obtaining testing for sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy.
The application can be found here.
The Victim Rights Law Center provides free, comprehensive legal services for sexual assault victims with legal issues in Massachusetts and Oregon in the areas of privacy, safety, housing, education, employment, immigration, LGBTQ-specific issues, criminal justice advocacy, and financial stability.
Phone: (617) 399-6720
Toll Free: (877) 758-8132
Legal assistance intake line: x19
Línea de admisión en español: x35
Fax: (617) 399-6722
115 Broad Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110