An article on the Advocacy Program for Battered Women currently is featured on the main Arizona State University Web site.The article discusses the program, formed by students in ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law to work with victims of domestic violence by visiting shelters and maintaining a resource hotline and mentions that it currently works with four domestic violence shelters in the Valley, including two Chrysalis Shelters, the Faith House, and the Autumn House.
It also points out that each shelter is aided by an attorney who provides domestic abuse victims with pro bono legal consultations and works with law students during shelter visits.
"While law students cannot represent domestic abuse victims, they can interview shelter residents and inform the attorney about each victim’s legal issues," it states. "The attorney then uses this information to provide victims with appropriate legal advice. Depending on the nature of the issues raised, law students can also occasionally advise the victims."
To read the article, go to this link: http://community.uui.asu.edu/features/domesticabuse.asp.