OVERVIEW: Provides assistance with civil and family law issues.
1) PRO BONO LEGAL PROGRAM: Staff attorneys provide victims of domestic abuse with legal advice and representation at Protective Order hearings and other proceedings related to family law and family violence.
2) COURT ADVOCACY PROGRAM: Advocates are available at the courts to assist individuals with filing for protection from abuse. Advocates also offer expertise in safety planning, follow-up during the period that Protective Orders are in effect, and information and referral to additional resources.
3) MODERATE INCOME PROGRAM: Staff and local participating attorneys provide family law assistance to residents of Southern Maryland who do not qualify for free services but meet moderate income requirements established by the program. Consultation and representation in separation, divorce, custody and related matters is available.
4) COMMUNITY/ SUPPORT PROGRAMS: Education, support groups, information and referral, legislative advocacy and other services and programs are operated under the auspices of the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy.
23918 Mervell Dean Road
Agency: Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy , The
Languages Available: Accommodations possible.
Payment Description: Domestic violence services are free. Some sliding scale services available.
Intake and Eligibility: Open to anyone (men and women).
- Saint Marys County
- Calvert County
- Charles County