Places that Help: Federal
Battered Women Charged with Crimes
Battered Women's Justice Project (Part of the Domestic Violence Resource Network)
1801 Nicollet Ave. So., Suite 102
Minneapolis, MN 55403-3745
(800) 903-1111, prompt 1
The Battered Women’s Justice Project staff may be able to provide helpful information about the legal system and referrals to local and national legal resources. They can help you focus your questions about the criminal and civil legal system which may facilitate your communication with the agencies or courts about your case. They can also refer you to other resources that are available locally and nationally, and explain what they might have to offer you. Many callers are simply grateful to speak with someone who listens, understands, and can provide some feedback and context about their situation. Staff who take calls are sensitive to the frustrations of victims of abuse and make every effort to listen actively and with compassion. Callers can reach an advocate during normal business hours (M-F 8:30-4:30 Central Time) at 800-903-0111, prompt 1. You can also reach BWJP through this email contact form.
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women
125 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
800 903-0111 ext. 3
The National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women is resource and advocacy center for battered women charged with any crime in which their history of abuse is relevant (or potentially relevant) to their legal defense. Through its work, the organization aims to increase justice for — and prevent further victimization of — arrested, convicted, or incarcerated battered women. Staff provide customized technical assistance to battered women charged with crimes and to members of their defense teams (defense attorneys, advocates, expert witnesses and others). Please contact them via telephone; they accept collect calls from incarcerated battered women at (215) 351-0010.
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