Legal Consultation and Representation Project
Domestic violence victims usually arrive to the Haifa Women's Crisis Shelter with no financial means or knowledge regarding their legal rights.
In order to apply their legal rights, these Israeli women must know their rights.
Additionally, they must have the financial means necessary to hire a lawyer, the emotional strength needed to deal with the legal procedures, and the appropriate support system throughout the experience.
The project's goal is to provide legal consultation and representation services combined with emotional and practical support to both women who reside in the Shelter, and those who have left the Shelter for independent life. In most cases, the women who reside in the Shelter need both legal aid and representation in marital concerns as well as in areas such as debts settlements, child custody, visitation rights, protection orders, etc.
The Legal Aid Project activities include:
- Legal consultation and representation in marital concerns
- Legal consultation and representation in areas such as debt settlement, child custody, visitation rights, protection orders etc.
- Utilization of the "Gal-On" amendment to the "Women's Work" law for each woman who entitled to do so
- Emotional support from the Shelter's social workers during all legal procedures.