When we hear ‘domestic violence’, we think first and foremost of a physical attack. But violence and abuse can go far beyond a physical altercation.
Georgia’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council just awarded our Safe & Stable Families Project generous funding over the next three years.
JAMIE PEREZ | February 25, 2019 AVLF works to improve inclusivity and advocacy for LGBTQ clients. In 2018, after various staff members expressed concern about ensuring our LGBTQ clients feel welcomed to access our services, AVLF created an internal LGBTQ Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to evaluate and improve its internal and external […]
The Collaboration of PADV, Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and the Fulton County State and Superior Courts Have Helped Thousands of Victims of Domestic Abuse
In February, AVLF is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Safe Families Office – Georgia’s first lawyer-staffed, courthouse-based walk-in clinic for survivors of domestic abuse.
Safe and Stable Families Director Jamie Perez and Program Coordinator Lilli Crowe share signs of intimate partner abuse – and how survivors can get help.
I think we can agree that physical abuse is bad. But absent that, at what point should we be concerned?
Ms. A, who spoke very little English, visited the Safe Families Office in the Fulton County Courthouse after being beaten all over her body, day after day, by her husband. The beatings often occurred in front of her four children and were sometimes directed at them.
On April 1, 2016, AVLF officially launched its Family Law Program for survivors of intimate partner violence. Adding such a program has been a goal of AVLF for years.
Good morning. My name is Jamie Perez and I oversee AVLF’s Safe and Stable Families Project. It is my pleasure to represent AVLF today to recognize our foundation’s award recipients.
I only recently joined AVLF and in just a few months with this organization, I cannot adequately express how overwhelmed I have been by the generosity of the Atlanta legal community. I was previously in private practice so I know what it means to balance billable hour requirements, caring for children and family, and being a leader in legal and community organizations.