Genesis House has Legal Advocates who work in the shelter and the Lorain County Municipal Courts to assist victims of domestic violence who have filed criminal charges against their abusers. Advocates explain the process and the victims’ rights and responsibilities in the case, as well as accompany people to court during their case or to get protection orders. Information regarding your rights, police and court involvements available through support staff for legal proceedings.
Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify. Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice. Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties. We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible. You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.