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If you are a victim of domestic violence, please apply for help immediately.


SVLAS provides extensive representation to the victims of domestic violence. This representation can be in family law matters – such as custody, support, visitation and divorce – as well as any other civil legal problem that arises as a result of the violence.

If you have been the victim of domestic violence and are experiencing any type of civil legal problem, please contact SVLAS to apply for help.

Written legal information on DOMESTIC VIOLENCE is available at valegalaid.org.

See the Protective Orders in Virginia to see how a Protective Order might be helpful.


Resources are also available from the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance, including free, confidential, 24-hours-a-day support.

VIRGINIA FAMILY VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE
1.800.838.8238 (V/tty) 24 HOURS A DAY

Chat (confidential instant messaging) Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm
Text: (804) 793-9999 Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm

For a list of Domestic Violence programs serving victims in our area, click here.