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National Crime Victim Law Institute

Florida RISE Clinic

February 18, 2020

Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) began serving victims of crime under Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funding from the Florida Attorney General’s Office on June 2018, although trauma-informed services have been provided since it opened its doors in 1974. LAS serves survivors of all non-intimate partner crimes such as, adult or child sexual assault, bullying, identity theft, fraud, human trafficking, child victims of abuse, abandonment, or neglect, survivors of mass violence. Under the RISE Project, LAS, with project partner Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, will provide victims of crimes in Broward County, Florida, with access to legal representation to assert and seek enforcement of their rights in criminal cases and collateral civil legal matters arising from the victimization.

 

Jurisdiction serving (geographic and courts):

Broward County, Florida 117th Judicial Circuit

Victim population serving:

All victims of crime residing in Broward County, Florida

Project Partners:

Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, Inc.

 

Intake Information:

Intake Gateway(s) & Process(es)

for a Victim:

The points of entry for our clients are as follows: physical office location; outreach locations attended by representatives of LAS and CCLA; telephone, when necessary due to inability to travel to office.

For more information:

Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc.
491 N. State Rd. 7
Plantation, FL 33317
Website: www.legalaid.org