Georgia Legal Services provides domestic violence survivors with legal representation to protect their safety and financial independence for themselves and their children. We assist clients in securing orders of protection, custody, child support, healthcare, SNAP, Medicaid, Unemployment, housing protections, and other civil legal rights. Where available, we recruit private attorneys to help us serve clients. While GLSP generally does not provide divorce representation, we are able to do so in limited circumstances for survivors of family violence, often with counsel and advice.
GLSP reaches into our communities to serve clients who speak Spanish, are otherwise Limited English Proficient, or deaf and hard of hearing. We develop, translate, and distribute educational materials and provide community education on important topics to survivors. We have an elder abuse project to help elder Georgians threatened by family violence and a teen dating project that goes into schools and colleges with inspirational and educational presentations.
We collaborate with our partners, including law enforcement, domestic violence agencies, shelters, and sexual assault agencies, to coordinate a community response to end domestic violence.
If you need immediate assistance from a certified domestic violence shelter, you can contact the 24 hour DV Hotline in Georgia at 1-800-334-2836 (1-800-33-HAVEN).