Survivors of gender-based violence who are currently or formerly incarcerated face unique challenges when it comes to the civil legal system. The criminal legal system often targets survivors and perpetuates the harm they have already experienced, resulting in additional harm to their children and families.
We provide advice, brief services, and representation in many areas for survivors who are impacted by their criminal legal system, as well as providing limited services to their family members. While the Incarcerated Survivors Project provides support in many legal areas, the majority of assistance focuses on these areas:
Other areas of assistance for incarcerated survivors of gender-based violence include advice for immigration, records clarification, sibling visitation, warrants, and the rights of pregnant people while incarcerated.
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