Domestic Violence Legal Clinic

Domestic Violence Legal Clinic


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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServiceHelps victims of domestic violence evaluate legal options available to them related to their violent relationship. Through options counseling, advocates discuss a client's legal options and make appropriate referrals to additional service providers. If the client decides to pursue a Protection From Abuse Order (PFA), the advocate will assist the client in filing a petition, setting the hearing date, acquiring the judge's signature on a temporary order. In addition, advocates often accompany clients to other court proceedings and appointments and act as the link between the client and the criminal justice system. One advocate currently works out of a satellite location at the courthouse and the others have offices at this location.

The staff attorneys provide legal information and limited legal representation to victims of domestic violence in the area of civil law where assistance is required. Emergency and particularly contentious cases that deal with custody, support and divorce are given priority due to the overwhelming demand for these services.
LocationLancaster
Geographical AreaLancaster
Intake ProcedurePersons are screened to rule out any conflicts or options counseling, pfa procedure takes approximately two hours
 
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish/Spanish
EligibilityVictims of domestic violence
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
Wait ListDepends on services requested
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Joyce Overly
Contact's Position Legal Advocacy Coordinator
Contact's Email joverly@dvslanc.org
Physical Site Address 1 35 East Orange Street
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 201
Physical Site City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17602
Mailing Address 1 35 E Orange St
Mailing Address 2 Ste 201
Mailing City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17602
Mail Attention To Joyce Overly
Main Phone 717-291-5826
Fax 717-290-1683
Web Address www.dvslanc.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County
Affiliated Program: Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
This Service: Domestic Violence Legal Clinic
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Advocacy (FP-0500)
Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services (FT-3000.1750)
Domestic Violence Issues (YZ-1750)
Domestic Violence Protective/Restraining Orders (FT-6940.1900)
Legal Counseling (FP-4000)
Protective/Restraining Orders (FT-6940)