The Legal Services department at VIBS exists to provide quality legal representation to our clients, victims of violence. For survivors of violence, having an attorney can increase the likelihood of obtaining a civil order of protection. These court orders, in turn, can reduce the occurrence of violence and help survivors feel safer and more empowered in their relationships and in their lives. Victims of violence are frequently not in a position to hire their own attorneys for financial, safety or other reasons. Victims in low-income households experience five times the rate of domestic abuse of victims in higher-income households. With VIBS’ team of litigators and support staff, clients who are in financial need are afforded the invaluable opportunity to pursue justice in a court of law at no charge. VIBS staff attorneys work in the Suffolk County Family, District and Supreme Courts.
Our attorneys can also assist with other legal issues:
- child custody
- government benefits
Please contact the Legal Services Department at VIBS for more information and to see if you qualify at (631) 360-3730.