International Legal Assistance for Abused Women

by Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center
Oct 16, 2012

Legal Assistance Critical For Safety Of Victims And Their Children

Perhaps one of the most critical needs the domestic violence victims that we serve face is getting legal assistance. So far this year 18 victims have received legal consultations and assistance from AODVC while escaping domestic violence from foreign countries and seeking safety at home in the USA with their children.

In addition, four legal retainers were paid to enable battered mothers to file for custody of their children.

Your belief in our mission is what makes our work possible. Here is a quote from one of the victims. "I didn't think I would ever get out. He was just too powerful, too connected. The legal retainer you provided enabled me to keep my two daughters in the United States, safe, at home. I don't think I will ever leave the USA again! I can't thank you enough!"

Thank you so much for supporting our program!


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Organization Information

Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Paula Lucas
Portland, OR United States

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