He Said They Wouldn’t Believe Her

After her boyfriend attacked her in her car, Ms. Laurens ended up in the hospital with a concussion.

This wasn’t the first time he’d hit her, but she was always terrified to call the police. Her boyfriend, a retired police officer, always told her no one would believe her. But Ms. Laurens had recently begun fostering her grandchildren, and knew she had to get them away from his abuse. She visited the Safe Families Office ready to make a change. 

Thanks to dedicated and empathetic representation by Lindsey Hacker with Levine Smith Snider & Wilson, Ms. Laurens walked away from court with a year-long protective order. Now she can raise her grandchildren knowing they are all protected from her boyfriend’s abuse.