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Where to Find Help

UPDATED June 19, 2009

Statewide Programs


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WomensLaw regrets that these resources have not been updated recently.  However, please note that the legal content on the Know the Laws section is updated annually and the rest of the website is also updated regularly.

Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state.  (If you find inaccurate contact information, please let us know at WomensLaw@nnedv.org.)

Crime Victim Assistance
Victims Services Section Of the Department Of Criminal Justice Services
202 North Ninth Street, 6th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (888) 887-3418

Suffolk Virginia Legal Aid Society
155 E. Washington Street
Suffolk, VA 23434
Phone: (757) 539-3441
Phone: 1-866-534-5243
Web: http://www.vlas.org
Serving: Suffolk and Franklin, and the counties of Isle of Wight and Southampton

VA Department of Corrections
Phone: 1-800-560-4292 (Victims Only)
Phone: 804-674-3243 (Ext. 1155, 1156 or 1157)
(Victims Services Section)

VA Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 786-4000
The Department of Criminal Justice Services is charged with planning and carrying out programs and initiatives to improve the functioning and effectiveness of the criminal justice system as a whole.

Hotline: (866) LegalAid [1-866-534-5243]
Web: http://www.valegalaid.org
A one-stop online resource for legal referral and self-help information.

Virginia Department of Social Services
7 N. Eighth St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (800) 552-3431
Phone: (804) 726-7000
Web: http://www.dss.virginia.gov

Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline
Hotline: (800) 838-8238

Virginia Poverty Law Center
700 East Franklin Street
Suite 14T1
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 782-9430 (ext 16 or ask for someone in the domestic violence unit)
Phone: (800) 868-8752 (ext 16 or ask for someone in the domestic violence unit)
Fax: (804) 649-0974
Web: http://www.vplc.org
Advocates on behalf of low-income Virginians on poverty issues.

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Charlottesville)
302 Hickman Rd
Suite 101
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone: (434) 979-9002
Fax: 434-979-9003
Web: http://www.vadv.org/

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (Richmond)
5008 Monument Ave.
Suite A
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 377-0335
Fax: (804) 377-0339
Web: http://www.vadv.org/

Virginia's Family Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline
Hotline: (888) 383-8238 (24 hours)
Web: http://www.theredflagcampaign.org/index.php/resources/hotlines/

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