Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program [Department of Justice] Law and Legal Definition

The Legal Assistance Program refer to the U.S. Department of Justice the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program designed to strengthen civil and criminal legal assistance for victims of sexual assault, stalking, domestic violence, and dating violence through innovative, collaborative programs. The legal Assistance Program aims to provide victims with representation and legal advocacy in family, immigration, administrative agency, or housing matters, protection or stay-away order proceedings, and other similar matters. The program aims to increase the availability of civil and criminal legal assistance in order to provide effective aid to victims who are seeking relief in legal matters arising as a consequence of abuse or violence. Lawyers providing services through the Legal Assistance Program are trained and mentored by personnel from respected domestic violence and/or sexual assault programs within the community to be served.