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Legal Services

JusticeMatters provides trauma-informed legal services that protect children and help survivors of human trafficking, and other traumas, rebuild their lives.

Our Approach

We believe that how we provide legal assistance – not just the legal services themselves – holds potential to promote restoration. Since 2011 we have been at the forefront of efforts to integrate principles of trauma-informed care in the legal profession – safety, trustworthiness, transparency, collaboration, empowerment, and choice. This commitment shapes every aspect of our work, from initial communication with a potential client through case close.

Our Services

We offer a holistic assessment of each client’s needs through a biopsychosocial-spiritual screening tool. This tool gives our clients the opportunity to request referrals for support from other service providers should they desire legal or non-legal services outside our scope, enhancing the effectiveness of the legal services we provide.

Our legal team equips our clients to access justice, overcoming legal barriers to freedom and flourishing. We assess and address each client’s range of legal needs and provide services in the following focus areas:

  • Family Law
  • Humanitarian Immigration Law
  • Victim-Witness Advocacy

We offer referrals for legal assistance outside our scope of services, such as:

  • Accessing benefits
  • Accessing education
  • Addressing the consequences of a criminal record
  • Obtaining civil remedies
  • Obtaining/maintaining housing

We actively collaborate with numerous public and private agencies that assist our clients with non-legal needs, from emergency shelter and safety planning to stable housing, behavioral health services, and employment. Together, we support our clients in pursuing their personal goals for the future.

Our overarching goal is to provide preventive and restorative legal services that strengthen protective factors and reduce our clients’ vulnerability to future exploitation.

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